Definition of voice-activated in US English:



  • (of an electronic device) able to be controlled by spoken commands.

    ‘a voice-activated computer’
    ‘its features include voice-activated dialing’
    • ‘We looked at voice-activated technology, the kind that you can go voice-to-text or voice-to-email, and unfortunately, we found those to be a level three distraction, higher than cell phones, and the most cognitively distracting of anything that we investigated.’
    • ‘The camera now has voice-activated photo capture.’
    • ‘It's voice activated, so you just speak the phone number and it will place the call for you.’
    • ‘In 1999, engineers drafted in soldiers to help perfect its voice-activated controls.’
    • ‘The device uses voice-activated software and a small touch pad to operate a digital camera, send emails, and display information from the Internet.’
    • ‘If you work here, you can bring your phone to work, but forget about using the phone's voice-activated digital assistant.’
    • ‘It is very fast and has newly improved voice-activated navigation.’
    • ‘The phone has a brand-new look and ships with a new voice-activated personal assistant.’
    • ‘He hid a voice-activated recorder in the bedroom where the attack took place.’
    • ‘I see this working as well as voice-activated phone systems.’