Definitions for commentaryˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•men•tar•yˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i(n.)(pl.)-tar•ies.
a series of comments, explanations, or annotations.
an explanatory essay or treatise.
anything serving to illustrate a point, prompt a realization, or exemplify:
The dropout rate is a sad commentary on our school system.
Usu., commentaries. a record of facts or events.
Origin of commentary:
1375–1425; late ME commentaries (pl.) < L commentārium notebook
com`men•tar′i•al-ˈtɛər i əl(adj.)
a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
"he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
commentary(noun)ˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i
a spoken description of an event given as it happens
the sports network's commentary on the game
commentaryˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i
discussion or observations about sth
a sad commentary on today's society
A series of comments or annotations; especially, a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of some other work.
This letter . . . was published by him with a severe commentary. -Henry Hallam.
A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.
An oral description of an event, especially broadcast by television or radio, as it occurs.
Origin: commentarius, commentarium, confer commentaire. See comment.
a series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work
a brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War
Commentary is a monthly American magazine on politics, Judaism, social and cultural issues. It was founded by the American Jewish Committee in 1945. Besides its strong coverage of cultural issues, it provided a strong voice for the anti-Stalinist left. By 1960 its editor was Norman Podhoretz, originally a mainstream liberal Democrat. He and his magazine moved to the right in the 1970s and 1980s. It became a leading voice of neoconservatism by 1976. Benjamin Balint says it was the "Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left Into the Neoconservative Right" Historian Richard Pells says that "no other journal of the past half century has been so consistently influential, or so central to the major debates that have transformed the political and intellectual life of the United States."
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'commentary' in Nouns Frequency: #2962
Translations for commentary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(also running commentary ) a series of broadcast comments by a reporter at a ceremony, sports event etc.
- تَعْليق، تَعْقيبArabic
- comentárioPortuguese (BR)
- der KommentarGerman
- περιγραφή, σχόλιοGreek
- comentario, críticaSpanish
- kommentaar, reportaažEstonian
- تفسیر؛ گزارشFarsi
- आंखो देखा हालHindi
- reportažas, komentarasLithuanian
- reportasje (fra et arrangement);øyeblikksreportasjeNorwegian
- sprawozdanie, komentarzPolish
- تفسیر؛ گزارشPersian
- prenos uz komentareSerbian
- naklen yayınTurkish
- 實況轉播Chinese (Trad.)
- коментар, репортажUkrainian
- تبصرہ ، اظہار رائےUrdu
- sự tường thuậtVietnamese
- 实况报道Chinese (Simp.)
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