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I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to.
Rowan Atkinson

Meaning of "voyeur" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VOYEUR

French, literally: one who sees, from voir to see, from Latin vidēre.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VOYEUR

voyeur  [vwaɪˈɜː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VOYEUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Voyeur is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VOYEUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Voyeurism

Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature. The principal characteristic of voyeurism is that the voyeur does not normally interact directly with the subject of his/her interest, who is often unaware of being observed. The essence of voyeurism is the observing but may also involve the making of a secret photograph or video of the subject during an intimate activity. When the interest in a particular subject is obsessive, the behavior may be described as stalking. The term comes from the French voyeur, "one who looks". A male voyeur is commonly labeled "Peeping Tom", a term which originates from the Lady Godiva legend. However, that term is usually applied to a male who observes somebody secretly and, generally, not in a public place.

Definition of voyeur in the English dictionary

The definition of voyeur in the dictionary is a person who obtains sexual pleasure or excitement from the observation of someone undressing, having intercourse, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VOYEUR


migraineur
ˌmiːɡreɪnˈɜː
remueur
rəmuːˈɜː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VOYEUR

vows
vox
vox angelica
vox humana
vox pop
vox populi
voxel
voyage
voyage charter
voyageable
Voyager
Voyager 1
Voyager 2
voyageur
voyaging
voyeurism
voyeuristic
voyeuristically
Voysey
vozhd

WORDS THAT END LIKE VOYEUR

affaire d´honneur
affaires d´honneur
amateur
auteur
Bonheur
chasseur
chauffeur
Coeur
coiffeur
douceur
entrepreneur
grandeur
hauteur
longueur
masseur
minceur
monsieur
Pasteur
seigneur
voyageur

Synonyms and antonyms of voyeur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «voyeur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VOYEUR

Find out the translation of voyeur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of voyeur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «voyeur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

偷窥
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

voyeur
570 millions of speakers

English

voyeur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दृश्यरतिक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المتلصص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вуайерист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

voyeur
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঈক্ষণকামী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

voyeur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Voyeur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

voyeur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

盗撮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도촬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Voyeur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

voyeur
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செக்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वायूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

röntgenci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

voyeur
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

voyeur
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вуайеріст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

voyeur
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ηδονοβλεψίας
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

voyeur
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

voyeur
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

voyeur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of voyeur

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VOYEUR»

The term «voyeur» is very widely used and occupies the 8.727 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VOYEUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about voyeur

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10 QUOTES WITH «VOYEUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word voyeur.
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Rowan Atkinson
I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to.
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Paul Begala
I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages.
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Albert Brooks
If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.
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Janet Evanovich
I'm a real voyeur.
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Alison Jackson
Warhol was the ultimate voyeur, constantly observing people through the lens. He watched and listened, but did not participate. Behind the camera, Warhol was in control.
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Julia Leigh
There is a difference between a voyeur and a tender witness. Maybe I think the audience is more of a tender witness than a voyeur, which has a shady undertone.
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Mary Ellen Mark
I really knew when I started photographing I wanted it to be a way of knowing different cultures, not just in other countries but in this country, too, and I knew I wanted to be a voyeur.
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Ryan Reynolds
There's a very real possibility in this industry of going out and leading your life and then going home and being a voyeur of your own life. You can literally go watch yourself - where you went last night, what you did, what the things that people presuppose about you. It's kind of crazy.
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Stephen Root
People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur TV, which is basically what reality shows are, for so long.
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Marlon Wayans
'Paranormal 1' scared me because I didn't know if it was real or what. 'Blair Witch' was kind of scary for the same reason. It takes the voyeur element away and makes you think, 'Oh crap, this could really happen to me.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VOYEUR»

Discover the use of voyeur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to voyeur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Voyeur
Mathias, the voyeur, returns to the island of his birth and wanders about for several days. When a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned, murder is suspected. Did Mathias do it?
Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1989
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Voyeur
Gathers frank photographs of prostitutes, exotic dancers, couples in public places, and individuals in supposedly private moments
Charles Melcher, Steven Diamond, 1999
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American Voyeur: Dispatches From the Far Reaches of Modern Life
Peer behind the curtain of modern American life with this remarkable collection.
Benoit Denizet-Lewis, 2010
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Voyeur: Selected and New Poems, 1972-1991
Either way, like a greedy thief, he takes with him far more than he leaves behind. "Voyeur" contains poetry selected from the last twenty years of Fraticelli's writing.
Marco Fraticelli, 1992
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Voyeur
Shamus Award winner Daniel Judson’s irresistible noir styling and impeccably drawn heroes---so beset and so human---make Voyeur his most searing thriller yet.
Daniel Judson, 2010
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John Fowles: Visionary and Voyeur
This volume will be of interest to critics and readers of contemporary fiction, but most of all, to men and women who seek a progressive, inclusive feminism.
Brooke Lenz, 2008
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The Medieval Poet as Voyeur
In his new book, leading medievalist A. C. Spearing provides the only study of the many scenes of secret watching and listening in medieval love-stories, and of the way that the central importance of these scenes encourages both the poets ...
A. C. Spearing, 1993
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Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture
3. Priming. the. Economic. and. Political. Pumps. of. Mediated. Voyeurism. A propitious assortment of economic and political forces converged in the 1990s that expedited the transcendence of mediated voyeurism in our culture. Although none ...
Clay Calvert, 2009
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The cinematic society: the voyeur's gaze
This timely book, written by one of the leading commentators in the sociology of culture, highlights the extent to which the cinema has contributed to the rise of voyeurism throughout society.
Norman K. Denzin, 1995
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Novel: Language and Narrative Form Cervantes to Calvino
10 The Perfect Crime Alain Robbe-Grillet: Le Voyeur l The aestheticism that had been the hallmark of much Modernist fiction reached an extreme in Alain Robbe- Grillet's concept of 'une histoire qui n'avait d' autre realite que celle du re'cit [a ...
André Brink, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VOYEUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term voyeur is used in the context of the following news items.
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UBC voyeur triggers campus alert
UBC RCMP have issued a safety alert at its Point Grey campus following a string of increasingly disturbing reports of a voyeur lurking around residences ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Upskirt video voyeur caught on camera, police say
The suspected video voyeur is described as a white, possibly Hispanic man, wearing a blue, short-sleeved shirt and blue shorts. He was spotted leaving the ... «First Coast News, Jun 15»
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Self-confessed voyeur pensioner looking for NUDE CLEANER to …
A SELF-CONFESSED voyeur pensioner is advertising in his local newsagents for a NUDE CLEANER to brighten up his day. By Alix Culbertson. PUBLISHED: ... «Express.co.uk, May 15»
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PCSO: Pinal man ID'd as Walmart voyeur
Jean St. Sauveur was arrested after sheriff's deputies stopped a car that matched a description of the voyeur's vehicle and the man at the wheel led investigators ... «azcentral.com, Apr 15»
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North Vancouver voyeur with urination fetish spared jail for …
North Vancouver voyeur with urination fetish spared jail for washroom spying. Man with fetish won't have criminal record for Whistler incident. «North Shore News, Mar 15»
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'National shame' of voyeur Pc
A perverted policeman who preyed on drunk students to film up their skirts escaped jail today after being described as a "figure of national shame". «Belfast Telegraph, Feb 15»
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Convicted voyeur PC sacked by Dyfed-Powys Police
A police officer who admitted secretly filming women in a shower has been sacked by his force. PC Andrew Price was handed a six-month suspended prison ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
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Pedestrian Killed, Voyeur Rabbi Pleads Guilty, Bitter Cold Closes …
Pedestrian Killed, Voyeur Rabbi Pleads Guilty, Bitter Cold Closes Schools: News Nearby. Some of our top posts in Maryland, including a tough townhouse fire in ... «Patch.com, Feb 15»
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Middletown police seek tanning salon voyeur
PAUL BROWN STADIUM AT 8:25 P.M. HERE ON WLWT. TO GET ADVANTAGE OF IN A LOCAL TANNING SALON, USING HILL CELL PHONE TO RECORD ... «WLWT Cincinnati, Nov 14»
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Canadians launch interactive horror series Voyeur
Voyeur” is the first original series on CineApp, a new platform that allows producers to create interactive storytelling experiences. After downloading CineApp on ... «MetroNews Canada, Nov 14»

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