something people leave on an answering machine to drive you utterly insane.
"my phone beeps because i have a voicemail! how annoying!"
by Miss Mo October 15, 2008
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The only way someone who doesn't text and I don't know will have any means of contacting me via phone.
If it's important, they'll leave a voicemail.
by PineappleJuice March 26, 2015
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Weird nicknames of people you know based on the home voicemail machine absolutely butchering their name on the caller ID.
Why do new Panasonic land line phones come loaded with that awful 1980's era voice? It leads to rampant voicemailism after voicemailism.
by Ae5Ea8 April 08, 2015
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Phone: "Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice messaging system."
Me: "Ahh, voicemailed again."
In unison: "At the tone, please record your message. When you are finished recording you may hang up or press 1 for more options. To leave a callback number, press 5. Beep."
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Refers to a fear of listening to voicemail(s) for any reason, esp. for fear of what the message may say or require of the listener.
Even the notification of a message can trigger my voicemail anxiety.
by mmmonic December 29, 2010
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A situation where a conversation not meant to be heard by a third party is recorded on voicemail or answering machine, due to one participant dialling a number (perhaps unintentionally) and forgetting to hang up after the call was not answered. The voicemail then activates and records the conversation. The person, on whose voicemail the conversation was recorded, can then listen to the conversation he/she was not meant to hear, and if necessary, provide it as evidence.
Such voice messages are often of poor sound quality, due to cell phone being placed in a pocket or purse, but often can be clear enough for the listener to extract the main idea.
Kate: So, I've heard you're going out with Adam? That's just two days after I broke up with him!?
Lana: Ahm... ... Who told you?
Kate: I heard your whole conversation with Carol on my voicemail. You called me, and must have forgotten to hang up after I didn't answer.
Lana: F***! I can't believe it got caught on voicemail!
by Alexinho09 September 28, 2009
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When you're texting someone and you both take a long time to answer and you end up leaving messages back and forth instead of engaging in steady conversation
I tried to have a conversation with the bf, but we both were so busy we ended up voicemail texting
by R_Longo88 April 17, 2014
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