commentary

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French commentaire, from Latin commentārius, commentārium (notebook), compare French commentaire. See comment.

NounEdit

commentary (countable and uncountable, plural commentaries)

  1. a series of comments or annotations; especially, a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of some other work
    • 1827, Henry Hallam, The Constitutional History of England
      This letter [] was published by him with a severe commentary.
  2. (usually in the plural) a brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum
    Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War
  3. an oral relation of an event, especially broadcast by television or radio, as it occurs
    We listened to the football commentary while watching the match.

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