Last modified on 28 April 2015, at 17:32

play-by-play

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From play +‎ by +‎ play.

AdjectiveEdit

play-by-play (not comparable)

  1. (US) Describing a sports commentary in which a commentator describes every action in some detail as it occurs, often assisted by a second commentator who provides background information and other comments

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

play-by-play (plural play-by-plays)

  1. (US) A detailed description or analysis of sporting events as they occur in succession, one play at a time.
    • 2004, Dean Oliver, Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis:
      So I collected a cross section of play-by-plays, definitely not as many as I'd like to collect but enough to feel pretty comfortable with what I was seeing.