Definition of play-by-play in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpleɪbʌɪˈpleɪ/


North American
A detailed running commentary on a sporting contest: [count noun]: you can always hear the play-by-play of your favourite team’s game [mass noun]: he pioneered radio play-by-play of hockey in 1923 [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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