- commentator late 14c., "writer of commentaries," agent noun in Latin form from COMMENT (Cf. comment) or COMMENTARY (Cf. commentary) (L. commentator meant "inventor, author"). Middle English also had a noun commentate, attested from early 15c. Meaning "writer of notes or expository comments" is from 1640s; "one who gives commentary" (originally in sports) is from 1928.
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commentator — ► NOUN 1) a person who comments on events or texts, especially in the media. 2) a person who provides a commentary on a sports match or other event … English terms dictionary
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commentator — [[t]kɒ̱mənteɪtə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ commentators 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A commentator is a broadcaster who gives a radio or television commentary on an event. ...a sports commentator. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp A commentator is also someone who often… … English dictionary
commentator */*/ — UK [ˈkɒmənˌteɪtə(r)] / US [ˈkɑmənˌteɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms commentator : singular commentator plural commentators 1) someone whose job is to give a description of an event or sports competition on television or radio as it happens a… … English dictionary
commentator — noun 1 person who commentates on sth ADJECTIVE ▪ sports ▪ basketball, cricket, football, etc. ▪ match, race (both BrE) … Collocations dictionary