Definition of play-by-play in English:

play-by-play

Syllabification: play-by-play

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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