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noun [C or U]     /ˈkɒm.ən.tər.i/ US  /ˈkɑː.mən.ter-/
a spoken description of an event on the radio or television that is broadcast as the event happens: The commentary on the Olympic Games was much better on the other channel.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinionsProgrammes and other broadcasts a set of written remarks on an event, book, or person that explains its subject or expresses an opinion on it: There's good arts coverage in the newspaper, but not much political commentary.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions running commentary (a) continuous description of events as they are happeningAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarising Grammar:CommentariesCommentaries are reports on events such as a public ceremony or a football match. They are usually spoken while the events are being viewed. We use both the present simple and the present continuous. The present simple is used to make the commentary sound more immediate:See more
(Definition of commentary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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