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commentator

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noun com·men·ta·tor \-ˌtā-tər\

Simple Definition of commentator

  • : a person who discusses important people and events on television, in newspapers, etc.

  • : a person who provides a description on a radio or television program of an event (such as a sports contest) as it is happening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commentator

  1. :  one who provides commentary: as

  2. a :  one who reports and discusses news (as on television)b :  a sportscaster who provides commentary during live events <a color commentator>

14th Century

First Known Use of commentator

14th century

Rhymes with commentator

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COMMENTATOR Defined for Kids

commentator

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noun com·men·ta·tor \ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər\

Definition of commentator for Students

  1. :  a person who describes or analyzes a news, sports, or entertainment event (as over radio or on television)





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