Definitions for commentaryˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i
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
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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