commentary


commentary
noun
1 on the radio/television
ADJECTIVE
brief
live
running (= continuous)

She kept up a running commentary on the festivities.

accompanying
radio, television, TV

I was listening to the radio commentary on the game.

audio
colour/color (= giving background information during a sports broadcast) (AmE)
VERB + COMMENTARY
do, give, keep up, provide
feature, include
listen to
have

The deleted scenes have an optional commentary by the director.

COMMENTARY + NOUN
box (BrE)

the reporters in the commentary box

track (= on a DVD)
PREPOSITION
commentary on

The station provided live commentary on the African Nations Cup.

2 criticism/discussion of sth
ADJECTIVE
detailed
critical
political, social
good, incisive, insightful, interesting
VERB + COMMENTARY
provide

The novel provides a powerful social commentary on post-war Mexico.

offer, write
PREPOSITION
commentary on
PHRASES
be a sad commentary (on sth) (= to reflect badly on sth)

The petty quarrels were a sad commentary on the state of the government.


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