Definition of play-by-play in English:

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play-by-play

Pronunciation: /ˈˌplā bī ˈplā/

noun

North American
A detailed running commentary on an athletic contest: he provided play-by-play as well as interviews [as modifier]: the play-by-play announcer
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  • Josh Lewin is the television voice of the Texas Rangers and a play-by-play announcer for FOX's Saturday Game of the Week.
  • He is the Spanish play-by-play announcer for the Florida Marlins.
  • The play-by-play announcer holds a special place in our hearts.

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Syllabification: play-by-play

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