from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The voice of an unseen narrator, or of an onscreen character not seen speaking, in a movie or a television broadcast.
- n. A film or videotape recording narrated by a voice-over.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A TV broadcast etc., in which pictures are accompanied by the voice of an unseen actor or reporter.
- n. The audio track of such a broadcast.
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"The former prime minister was brought to the Khamovnichesky court about half-an-hour ago" says the voice-over, which is based on state television coverage of the second Khodorkovsky trial.
A voice-over says, "every time you clean with the leading spray mop, it costs you."
The voice-over tag line: Our greatest generation denied care.
The 30-second ad, which will also run on the CNN airport network and on the A&E and Syfy networks, shows archival footage of Kennedy's Dallas motorcade, with a voice-over that says, "What if instead of justwatching history, you could change it?"
Another director might have wanted to demonstrate more explicitly through music, a caption or a voice-over the idea of the Good Shepherd who does not leave his flock, which the monks discuss at one point during their deliberations on whether or not to "stay."
It features some familiar school architecture, combined with classic Ivan Illich passages read in voice-over by a Japanese schoolgirl.
And try as I might, I couldn't "hear" Edward Everett Horton doing a voice-over for any of these sequences. randee
Perdue provided a voice-over in the video and said, “We never knew we were poor.”
Later, a voice-over announced, "It's not the first time he's had a hood in the big crib" as a photo of rapper Common appeared on screen.
But, well, a somewhat cracked idea kinda occurred to me, as I read a couple of them, that what might work is doing them in voice-over as a stand-up routine -- like you might get in a documentary on the life of Bill Hicks or suchlike, dig?