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Synonyms and Antonyms of commentary

  1. 1 a series of explanations or observations on something (as an event) <the TV anchors provided a running commentary on the parade> Synonyms analysis, comment, exposition, play-by-play Related Words annotation, explication; descant (also discant), note, observation, remark; report, review, write-up

  2. 2 usually commentaries pl  a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened <the general's commentaries on his military campaigns rank among the best firsthand accounts of the war> Synonyms chronicle, chronology, account (usually commentaries), history, narration, narrative, record, report, storyRelated Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

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