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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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 ?
In offering this little commentary to the Nietzsche student, I should like it to be understood that I make no claim as to its infallibility or indispensability.
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.
At that I gave up all attempts at commentary and read straight on:
'Must be gawky, I should think,' is Rosa's quiet commentary.
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.
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.
heaps, heaps heaps!' All this was accompanied by a running commentary of signs and gestures which it was impossible not to comprehend.
"And what a lofty carriage he has!" added Madame Cropole, already in promiscuous commentary with her neighbors of both sexes.
The eagerness with which we have adopted it, partly on account of its flashiness, but principally on account of its greater rest, is a good commentary on the proposition with which we began.
After this internal commentary on the Prior's speech, he raised his eyes, and replied to the question which had been put.
"Then, I say," said Don Quixote, "the author of my history was no sage, but some ignorant chatterer, who, in a haphazard and heedless way, set about writing it, let it turn out as it might, just as Orbaneja, the painter of Ubeda, used to do, who, when they asked him what he was painting, answered, 'What it may turn out.' 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."
Aramis pleaded as his excuse a commentary upon the eighteenth chapter of St.