commentator
noun Date: 14th century one who gives a commentary; especially one who reports and discusses news on radio or television

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  • Commentator — may refer to: Pundit (expert), a commentator on a topic such as politics, social sciences or sport Sports commentator, a sports commentator Color commentator, a sports commentator who assists the play by play announcer by providing analysis and… …   Wikipedia

  • Commentator — Com men*ta tor, n. [L. commentator: cf. F. commentateur.] One who writes a commentary or comments; an expositor; an annotator. [1913 Webster] The commentator s professed object is to explain, to enforce, to illustrate doctrines claimed as true.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Commentator — (lat.), Erklärer, Ausleger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • commentator — see under commentate at REMARK vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • commentator — [n] reporter analyst, annotator, announcer, correspondent, critic, expositor, interpreter, observer, pundit, reviewer, sportscaster, writer; concept 356 …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • commentator — [käm′ən tāt΄ər] n. [L, inventor, contriver (in LL, interpreter): see COMMENT] 1. a person who writes or delivers a commentary 2. a person who reports, analyzes, and evaluates news events and trends on radio or television …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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