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com·men·tar·y

 (kŏm′ən-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. com·men·tar·ies
1.
a. Explanation or interpretation in the form of a series of comments or observations: "The Spectator was a widely appreciated model of urbane social commentary mingled with popularized philosophy" (Leo Damrosch).
b. An ongoing series of spoken remarks, especially during a television or radio broadcast of an event: Two retired players did the commentary for the game.
2. An apt explanation or illustration: a scandal that is a sad commentary on national politics.
3. often commentaries
a. An expository treatise or series of annotations; an exegesis: a commentary on Plato's Republic; biblical commentaries.
b. A narrative of historical events of which one has personal experience: Caesar's commentaries on the war in Gaul.

com′men·tar′i·al (-târ′ē-əl) adj.

commentary

(ˈkɒməntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an explanatory series of notes or comments
2. (Broadcasting) a spoken accompaniment to a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an explanatory essay or treatise on a text
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (usually plural) a personal record of events or facts: the commentaries of Caesar.
commentarial adj

com•men•tar•y

(ˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies.
1. a series of comments, explanations, or annotations.
2. an explanatory essay or treatise.
3. anything serving to illustrate a point, prompt a realization, or exemplify: The dropout rate is a sad commentary on our school system.
4. Usu., commentaries. a record of facts or events.
[1375–1425; late Middle English commentaries (pl.) < Latin commentārium notebook]
com`men•tar′i•al (-ˈtɛər i əl) adj.

comment

commentary
1. 'comment'

A comment is something you say that expresses your opinion of something.

People in the town started making rude comments.
It is unnecessary for me to add any comment.
2. 'commentary'

A commentary is a description of an event that is broadcast on radio or television while the event is taking place.

We gathered round the radio to listen to the commentary.
The programme will include live commentary on the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commentary - 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"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
Midrash - (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

commentary

noun
1. narration, report, review, explanation, description, voice-over He gave the listening crowd a running commentary on the game.
2. analysis, notes, review, critique, treatise He will be writing a twice-weekly commentary on American society and culture.
3. explanation, illustration, exposition, annotation, exegesis, elucidation The review includes a textual commentary.

commentary

noun
1. A narrative of experiences undergone by the writer.Often used in plural:
memoir, reminiscence (often used in plural).
2. Critical explanation or analysis:
Translations
تَعْلِيقتَعْليق، تَعْقيب
komentář
kommentarreportage
selostus
komentar
lÿsing
実況解説
논평
komentár
reportaža
reportage
การแสดงความคิดเห็น คำวิจารณ์
naklen yayınyorum
bài bình luận

commentary

[ˈkɒməntərɪ]
A. N (gen) → comentario m (Rad, TV) (on sporting event) → crónica f; (on text) → comentario m (de texto)
B. CPD commentary box Ncabina f de prensa

commentary

[ˈkɒməntəri] n
(on sports event, match)commentaire m (en direct)
(= article) → commentaire m

commentary

nKommentar m(on zu); he used to do commentaries on football matchesfrüher war er Reporter bei Fußballspielen; I don’t need a running commentary from youich brauche deine ständigen Kommentare nicht

commentary

[ˈkɒməntrɪ] n
a. (Radio) → radiocronaca (TV) → telecronaca
b. (on text) → commento

comment

(ˈkoment) noun
(a) spoken or written remark. He made several comments about her untidy appearance.
verb
(with on) to make such a remark. He commented on her appearance.
ˈcommentaryplural ˈcommentaries noun
(also running commentary) a series of broadcast comments by a reporter at a ceremony, sports event etc.
ˈcommentate (-teit) verb
to give a commentary. Who is commentating on the football match?
ˈcommentator noun

commentary

تَعْلِيق komentář kommentar Kommentar σχολιασμός comentario, crónica selostus commentaire komentar commento 実況解説 논평 commentaar kommentar komentarz comentário комментарий reportage การแสดงความคิดเห็น คำวิจารณ์ yorum bài bình luận 解说词
References in classic literature ?
You have said enough, Major Heyward," exclaimed the angry old man; "enough to make a volume of commentary on French civility.
I should never get to the bottom--were I to let myself go even now-- of the prodigious private commentary, all under still more private correction, with which, in these days, I overscored their full hours.
Clare quietly made this commentary to himself, and went on smoking, like a hard-hearted wretch of a man as he was, till a carriage drove up before the verandah, and Eva and Miss Ophelia alighted.
Your answer requires a commentary," he said; "it is not clear.
Catherine's library was select, and its state of dilapidation proved it to have been well used, though not altogether for a legitimate purpose: scarcely one chapter had escaped, a pen-and-ink commentary - at least the appearance of one - covering every morsel of blank that the printer had left.
Wickfield said not one word, though the old lady looked to him as if for his commentary on this intelligence; but sat severely silent, with his eyes fixed on the ground.
After this internal commentary on the Prior's speech, he raised his eyes, and replied to the question which had been put.
At that I gave up all attempts at commentary and read straight on:
Sometimes he would paint a cock in such a fashion, and so unlike, that he had to write alongside of it in Gothic letters, 'This is a cock; and so it will be with my history, which will require a commentary to make it intelligible.
The Apology of Plato may be compared generally with those speeches of Thucydides in which he has embodied his conception of the lofty character and policy of the great Pericles, and which at the same time furnish a commentary on the situation of affairs from the point of view of the historian.
Yet he was a guide of no mean order, who made up for the poverty of what he had to show by a copious, imaginative commentary.
Aramis pleaded as his excuse a commentary upon the eighteenth chapter of St.