Definition of commentator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkämənˌtādər/


1A person who comments on events or on a text.
Example sentences
  • A comment by a leading commentator on British industrial performance, David Coates, is suggestive.
  • Indeed, commentators often observe that it is almost impossible to know where the Prime Minister ends and his adviser begins.
  • Although the President denied bowing to industry pressure, few analysts or commentators were convinced.
analyst, pundit, monitor, observer;
writer, speaker
1.1A person who delivers a live commentary on an event or performance.
Example sentences
  • The BBC has announced its team of presenters, commentators and analysts for the World Cup.
  • Keighley coach Gary Moorby has swapped seats with Roe, who regularly works as a match commentator on Radio Leeds.
  • John Motson has been a front line commentator with BBC Television for over 25 years.
narrator, announcer, presenter, anchor, anchorman, anchorwoman;
reporter, journalist, newscaster, sportscaster
informal talking head

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Syllabification: com·men·ta·tor

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