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English definition of “commentary”

commentary

noun     /ˈkɒməntəri/
RADIO/TELEVISION [C, U] a spoken description of an event on the radio or television while the event is happening : the football commentaryProgrammes and other broadcastsRemarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
DISCUSSION [U, no plural] a discussion or explanation of something: a commentary on American culture Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingDefining and explaining
(Definition of commentary noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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