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A virtual, intelligent, or computational assistant (e.g., also referred to simply as an “assistant”) is described that is configured to use a voice modeled on a sender of text (e.g., text message, email, instant message, webpage, etc.) when synthesizing audio data to “read” the text aloud (e.g., narrate, generate text-to-speech (TTS), etc.). For instance, when a first user receives a text message from a second user, a computing device of the first user may perform TTS to read the received text message aloud using a voice that is modeled to sound like the second user. The assistant may model the voice of the sender based on voice samples obtained from the sender and/or from a bank of voice models at-which the sender is registered.

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