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commentary

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
com‧men‧ta‧ry plural commentaries [uncountable and countable]
1 a spoken description of an event, given while the event is happening, especially on the television or radio:
Commentary is by Tom Ferris.
commentary on
We'll be bringing you full commentary on the game between Notts and Brescia.
running commentary (=a continuous description of something)
2TCN something such as a book or article that explains or discusses a book, poem, idea etc:
political commentary
3

be a sad/tragic/devastating etc commentary on something

to be a sign of how bad a particular situation is:
The incident was a sad commentary on British football.

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