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ˈkɒm ənˌteɪ tərcom·men·ta·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. observer, commentatornoun

    an expert who observes and comments on something

  2. commentator, reviewernoun

    a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day


  1. commentatornoun

    A person who comments; especially someone who is paid to give his/her opinions in the media about current affairs, sports, etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commentatornoun

    Expositor; annotator.

    Etymology: from comment.

    I have made such expositions of my authors, as no commentator will forgive me. Dryden.

    Some of the commentators tell us, that Marsya was a lawyer who had lost his cause. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Galen’s commentator tells us, that bitter substances engender choler, and burn the blood. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    You will have variety of commentators to explain the difficult passages to you. John Gay.

    No commentator can more slily pass
    O’er a learn’d unintelligible place. Alexander Pope.


  1. commentator

    A commentator is a person who delivers a detailed report or expresses their opinions about a specific event, subject, or issue, typically making their statements while the event is taking place or in various forms of media such as television, radio, internet blogs, articles, or documentaries. This term is often used to refer to sports announcers, political analysts, social critics, and others who provide interpretations or explanations about ongoing matters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commentatornoun

    one who writes a commentary or comments; an expositor; an annotator

  2. Etymology: [L. commentator: cf. F. commentateur.]


  1. Commentator

    A pundit is someone who offers to mass media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area on which they are usually knowledgeable. The term has been increasingly applied to popular media personalities. In certain cases, it may be used in a derogatory manner as well, as the political equivalent of ideologue.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'commentator' in Nouns Frequency: #2472

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commentator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commentator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of commentator in a Sentence

  1. Robert Mueller:

    But for a Republican commentator, the report's findings were more than enough reason to turn the page :.

  2. Costas Panagopoulos:

    To the extent that Giuliani will be involved in the game moving forward, it will be as a commentator or an analyst, in order to do that successfully these days, it helps to be controversial, sometimes inflammatory. I am not surprised that he has become increasingly forceful in his comments in the media. He is convinced that will help him.

  3. Karen Kasich:

    I was doing a radio interview and the commentator said,' Why don't you talk about God more ? You could get more votes,' like what, are you kidding me ? It doesn't work that way.

  4. Bill Carter:

    I think Jimmy Fallon was not set out to be the political commentator comedian. Jimmy Fallon's an incredibly gifted comic, and that's why Jimmy Fallon was doing well at first, i think people liked the sort of feel-good aspect of The Tonight Show, but President Donald Trump overwhelmed that.

  5. Tulsi Gabbard:

    Just two days ago, the New York Times put out an article saying that I'm a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears, this morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I'm an asset of Russia. Completely despicable.

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