from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Narration or dialogue, as in a movie, commercial, or documentary, spoken by an unseen narrator or an onscreen character not seen speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A TV broadcast etc., in which pictures are accompanied by the voice of an unseen actor or reporter.
  • noun The audio track of such a broadcast.


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  • Recording of dialog to be used on a production's soundtrack where the speaker is not being shown.

    July 31, 2008