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"commentary" in British English

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commentarynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ən.tər.i/  us   /ˈkɑː.mən.ter-/
a ​spokendescription of an ​event on the ​radio or ​television that is ​broadcast as the ​eventhappens: The commentary on the ​Olympic Games was much ​better on the other ​channel. a set of written ​remarks on an ​event, ​book, or ​person that ​explainsitssubject or ​expresses an ​opinion on it: There's good ​artscoverage in the ​newspaper, but not much ​political commentary.running commentary a ​continuousdescription of ​events as they are ​happening
(Definition of commentary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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commentarynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ənˌter·i/
a ​series of ​remarksdescribing an ​event, esp. on ​radio or ​television, or a set of written ​notesexplaining or ​expressing an ​opinion on a ​text or ​subject: [C] the ​television commentary on the ​OlympicGames
(Definition of commentary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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