noun (plural commentaries)
- 1An expression of opinions or offering of explanations explanations about an event or situation: an editorial commentary narrative overlaid with commentaryMore example sentences
- We excluded editorials, commentaries, articles for debate and education, narrative reviews, letters, and case reports.
- What can one say about this dismal situation in an editorial or a commentary?
- The aim, of course, was to ensure that the angle of every report, quite apart from the editorials and commentaries, should reinforce the papers' political agendas.
- 1.1A descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.More example sentences
- John Motson has been a television football commentator for the BBC since 1971, and has recently started doing radio match commentaries for BBC Radio Five Live.
- He will also present other sports programmes for BBC London, fitting them into his schedule of commentaries for BBC Radio Five Live.
- Green has been providing his unique commentaries for Radio Five since it started in 1994 and will continue to do so.
- 1.2A set of explanatory or critical notes on a text: a commentary on the Old TestamentMore example sentences
- The commentary to both texts notes that significant harm need not be substantial but must be ‘more than trivial’.
- The Javanese system comprises thousands of Islamic boarding schools that have been set up to teach the core texts of Islam, along with critiques and commentaries on those texts.
- If only Brian Herbert would follow the example of Christopher Tolkien and publish the notes along with other commentaries.
late Middle English: from Latin commentarius, commentarium (adjective, used as a noun), from commentari, frequentative of comminisci 'devise'.