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We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie, you know?
Dana Carvey

Meaning of "commentary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMENTARY

commentary  [ˈkɒməntərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMENTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commentary is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMMENTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of commentary in the English dictionary

The first definition of commentary in the dictionary is an explanatory series of notes or comments. Other definition of commentary is a spoken accompaniment to a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event. Commentary is also an explanatory essay or treatise on a text.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMENTARY


complementary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
complimentary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
fragmentary
ˈfræɡməntərɪ
inventory
ˈɪnvəntərɪ
involuntary
ɪnˈvɒləntərɪ
lientery
ˈlaɪəntərɪ
ligamentary
ˌlɪɡəˈməntərɪ
mesentery
ˈmɛsəntərɪ
momentary
ˈməʊməntərɪ
nonvoluntary
ˌnɒnˈvɒləntərɪ
pigmentary
ˈpɪɡməntərɪ
promontory
ˈprɒməntərɪ
sedentary
ˈsɛdəntərɪ
segmentary
ˈsɛɡməntərɪ
semisedentary
ˌsɛmɪˈsɛdəntərɪ
supplementary
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ
unguentary
ˈʌŋɡwəntərɪ
voluntary
ˈvɒləntərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMENTARY

commensality
commensally
commensurability
commensurable
commensurably
commensurate
commensurately
commensurateness
commensuration
comment
commentarial
commentariat
commentaries
commentary box
commentate
commentation
commentator
commentatorial
commenter
commentor

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMENTARY

alimentary
dentary
filamentary
fly-on-the-wall documentary
impedimentary
integumentary
medicamentary
military
mockumentary
nondocumentary
rudimentary
running commentary
sacramentary
sedimentary
semidocumentary
shockumentary
tegumentary
tenementary
testamentary
uncomplimentary
unparliamentary

Synonyms and antonyms of commentary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMENTARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «commentary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of commentary

Translation of «commentary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMENTARY

Find out the translation of commentary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of commentary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «commentary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

解说词
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crónica
570 millions of speakers

English

commentary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टीका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَعْلِيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

комментарий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comentário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাষ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commentaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ulasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kommentar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実況解説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

논평
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komentar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài bình luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வர்ணனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाष्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yorum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

commento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

komentarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коментар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comentariu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχολιασμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kommentaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

reportage
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kommentar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commentary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMENTARY»

The term «commentary» is very widely used and occupies the 7.971 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMENTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about commentary

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMENTARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word commentary.
1
Richie Benaud
The problem with relying on nostalgia for commentary is that people only remember the good things.
2
Amber Benson
You were doing a TV show - you don't realise that you're also making social commentary at the same time.
3
Aloe Blacc
I felt I had an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great soul musicians of the past, who made a lot of social and political commentary through their music.
4
Elayne Boosler
I always had a running commentary in my head that was extremely funny and off-center, but I never said it to anyone.
5
Dana Carvey
We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie, you know?
6
Andy Cohen
I love a smart, well-written show, and '30 Rock,' well, you can't get any better than that. Tina Fey poos funny. There's nothing that she does that isn't funny. That show is an example of how brilliant she is. It's so smart. They've done some brilliant commentary about the 'Housewives' with 'Queen of Jordan,' their show-within-the-show.
7
Elliot Cowan
I didn't want to get into acting just to play bystanders. I feel a bystander enough in my own life. And I do think that theatre can contribute to a certain analysis and commentary on our own world.
8
Gavyn Davies
The BBC provides the commentary on our lives, the soundtrack of the nation. It is one of the most powerful unifying forces in the United Kingdom today.
9
Rahul Dravid
There is an element of mystique to radio, and I often listen to cricket commentary on radio, especially when one is stuck in a traffic jam.
10
Carlos Fuentes
I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMENTARY»

Discover the use of commentary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commentary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament, NAB
Now The Collegeville Bible Commentary is available in an affordable two-volume paperback edition. Special "ease" binding allows the volumes to lay open without assistance. Perfect for classroom use or personal study.
Robert J. Karris, 1992
2
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year!
Craig S. Keener, 1993
3
Commentary on Romans
" This popular edition, translated by Theodore Mueller, organizes Luther's notes for modern readers, using explanatory subheadings and parenthetical comments to clarify the great Reformer's thoughts.
Martin Luther, 2003
4
Believer's Bible Commentary
The Believer's Bible Commentary is a friendly guide to exploring the deeper meanings of every biblical book. Features: Nelson's best-selling Bible commentary Balanced approach to linguistic studies and useful application Easy to understand
Arthur L. Farstad, William MacDonald, 1995
5
Commentary on the Book of Causes
Thomas's Commentary on the Book of Causes, composed during the first half of 1272, offers an extended view of his approach to Neoplatonic thought and functions as a guide to his metaphysics.
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), 1996
6
The Bible Exposition Commentary
This final volume of the six-volume set of commentary on the entire Bible covers the Books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon.
Warren W. Wiersbe, 2004
7
Women's Bible Commentary
A twentieth anniversary edition with brand new or thoroughly revised essays that reflect newer thinking in feminist interpretation and hermeneutics.
Carol Ann Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, 2012
8
A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements
A translation of Proclus's exposition of Euclid's methods and principles. This primary source for the history of mathematics contains much information about the work of mathematicians of the classical period.
Proclus, Glenn Raymond Morrow, 1992
9
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament
An easy-to-understand exposition of the 39 books of the Old Testament. Includes outlines, bibliographies, commentary, and much more. All based on the New International Version.
John F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck, 1983
10
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
Edited by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews and Mark Chavalas, this unique commentary joins the IVPBBC: New Testament in giving historical, social and cultural background for each Old Testament passage from Genesis to Malachi.
John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, Mark W. Chavalas, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMENTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commentary is used in the context of the following news items.
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COMMENTARY: Mayweather and Pacquiao fight: the bore of the …
Does anybody still care for what happened - or didn't happen - in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight? The bore of the century? Or the fraud of the ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
2
Commentary: After gay-marriage ruling, both sides need to embrace …
FILE - In this June 29, 2015 photo, Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same sex ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
3
5 reasons why Christians should stay in the Middle East …
5 reasons why Christians should stay in the Middle East (COMMENTARY). Chris Seiple | July 7, 2015 | 1 Comment. An Assyrian woman attends a mass in ... «Religion News Service, Jul 15»
4
Commentary: USA Women's World Cup triumph gives a glimpse of …
Under – or perhaps in spite of – the questionable stewardship of FIFA, this event continues to reach new heights with every edition, growing in ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
5
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why I'm running for US Senate
It's the natural question I get while traveling across Indiana on the campaign trail: “Why do you want to be our next U.S. senator?” The answer is ... «nwitimes.com, Jul 15»
6
Don't Use the Budget to Set Bad Gun Policies | Commentary
In its first vote on guns since the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., the House Appropriations Committee retained a long-standing ban on ... «Roll Call, Jul 15»
7
Panama vs Haiti Live Stream Commentary of 2015 CONCACAF …
Follow Live Panama vs Haiti. Live score, stream commentary, and result of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage match from Toyota ... «VAVEL.com, Jul 15»
8
WWE Rumors: Vince McMahon bans another term on commentary
As WWE becomes more and more PG over the course of the past few years, Vince McMahon has been making a lot of changes to the product. «FanSided, Jul 15»
9
Let Consumers Help Repair the Auto Industry | Commentary
One hundred and seventeen — that is the most recent death toll figure from General Motors Co.'s faulty ignition switches. The figure represents ... «Roll Call, Jul 15»
10
3 ETFs to Profit from the M&A Boom - ETF News And Commentary
M&A activity is booming this year as companies rush to beat competitors in the race to become bigger and better. As organic growth has been ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»

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