Definition of voiceprint in English:

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voiceprint

Pronunciation: /ˈvɔɪsprɪnt/

noun

A visual record of speech, analysed with respect to frequency, duration, and amplitude.
Example sentences
  • To many judges and lawyers involved in the criminal justice system, including leading experts on scientific evidence, voice identification has been equated with voiceprints and voiceprints are too unreliable.
  • As with fingerprints, there are no two persons who have the same voiceprint.
  • While proponents argue that voiceprints are analogous to fingerprints, detractors argue that, unlike fingerprints, voices can change due to illness, injury, or age, making voiceprints far less reliable.

Origin

1960s: from the noun voice, on the pattern of fingerprint.

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