play-by-play
adjective Date: 1931 1. being or giving a running commentary on a sports event <
a radio play-by-play announcer
>
2. relating each event as it occurs • play-by-play noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • play-by-play — adjective Describing a sports commentary in which a commentator describes every action in some detail, often assisted by a second commentator who provides background information and other comments Syn: ball by ball …   Wiktionary

  • play-by-play — noun (countable usually singular) AmE a report on what is happening in a game of sport, given at the same time as the game is being played …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • play-by-play announcer — noun The main member of an announcing team during a sporting event broadcast; one who provides a visual description of the action on the playing field …   Wiktionary

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