Do you remember a debate we had some time ago over the proper spelling of the word voice over?
We’ve been informed by an established editor in the publishing business that the spelling “voice-over” is the way to go!
A number of dictionaries also agree.
Find out more in today’s VOX Daily.
Is it Voiceover, Voice Over, or Voice-over?
How do you spell out the long form of the acronym VO?
Heavyweight Merriam-Webster settles the debate with their definition here:
Voice-over – noun \ËˆvoÌ‡is-ËŒÅ-vÉ™r\
a : the voice of an unseen narrator speaking (as in a motion picture or television commercial) b : the voice of a visible character (as in a motion picture) expressing unspoken thoughts
: a recording of a voice-over
Grammar Girl Agrees
What’s more, The Oxford Dictionary (thanks, Grammar Girl!) also espouses the hyphenated “voice-over” as the accepted and proper way to write our beloved noun.
The Oxford Dictionary defines voice-over as:
a piece of narration in a movie or broadcast, not accompanied by an image of the speaker.
Did You Find Anything Different?
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