commentary

commentary
[[t]kɒ̱məntri, AM -teri[/t]]
commentaries
1) N-VAR A commentary is a description of an event that is broadcast on radio or television while the event is taking place.

He gave the listening crowd a running commentary...

That programme will include live commentary on the England-Ireland game.

2) N-COUNT A commentary is an article or book which explains or discusses something.

Mr Rich will be writing a twice-weekly commentary on American society and culture.

3) N-UNCOUNT: also a N, with supp Commentary is discussion or criticism of something.

The show mixed comedy with social commentary...

When I was able to elicit only a gentle smile, I thought perhaps this was a commentary on my humor.

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  • commentary — [käm′ən ter΄ē] n. pl. commentaries [L commentarius, notebook, annotation < commentari: see COMMENT] 1. a series of explanatory notes or annotations, often forming a treatise on a text 2. a series of remarks or observations, usually connected… …   English World dictionary

  • commentary — noun 1 on the radio/television ADJECTIVE ▪ brief ▪ live ▪ running (= continuous) ▪ She kept up a running commentary on the festivities. ▪ accompanying …   Collocations dictionary

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