Definition of commentator in English:

commentator

Syllabification: com·men·ta·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈkämənˌtātər
 
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noun

  • 1A person who comments on events or on a text.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    analyst, pundit, monitor, observer; writer, speaker
  • 1.1A person who delivers a live commentary on an event or performance.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    narrator, announcer, presenter, anchor, anchorman, anchorwoman; reporter, journalist, newscaster, sportscaster
    informal talking head

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