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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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.
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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:
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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
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commentary

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

[ˈkɒməntrɪ] n
a. (Radio) → radiocronaca (TV) → telecronaca
b. (on text) → commento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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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
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References in classic literature ?
But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
Tess, who was reaching up to get the tea-things from the corner-cupboard, did not hear these commentaries. If she had heard them, she might soon have set her friends right on the matter.
It was "Caesar's Commentaries," which La Ramee had lent him, contrary to the orders of the governor; and La Ramee resolved never again to disobey these injunctions.
"Because he left no Commentaries," replied La Ramee, with his coarse laugh.
Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
There were law students who read "Noctes Ambrosianae," the 'Age of Reason', and Bailey's "Festus," as well as Blackstone's 'Commentaries;' and there was a public library in that village of six hundred people, small but very well selected, which was kept in one of the lawyers' offices, and was free to all.
Another unique trait that no other poet of Urdu shares with Ghalib, not even Iqbal, is that his Urdu divan is the book of which the most sharhs, or commentaries, have been written in Urdu.
The English articles cover rhetoric in the court: Averroes on testimonial witnessing and oaths; Avicenna and Aristotle's Rhetoric: lexical options; the commentary by Bar Hebraeus; Renaissance synoptic commentaries paraphrase, exegesis, common sense: Edward Meredith Cope's commentary; and Heidegger's 1924 commentary and the destruction of the Corps Aristotelicum.
'Being the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, it is understandable that most commentaries of Xinhua News Agency reflect China's position on certain issues,' Andanar said.
Printed Renaissance Commentaries on Valerius Maximus (1470-1600).
After this, for more than 200 pages, the text and translation is repeated, but this time with four distinct commentaries on each verse.
It seems to me that TMS commentaries should remain an all-male gathering, although that would almost certainly contravene employment and equality legislation.