commentator


commentator
noun
1 person who commentates on sth
ADJECTIVE
sports
basketball, cricket, football, etc.
match, race (both BrE)
radio, television, TV
2 person who gives opinions on sth in the media
ADJECTIVE
influential
independent
foreign
media
cultural, economic, legal, news (AmE), political, social

Political commentators are predicting that the minister will have to resign.

conservative, liberal
left-wing, right-wing
PREPOSITION
commentator on

a commentator on current affairs


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  • 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

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  • 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


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