com·​men·​ta·​tor ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce commentator (audio)
: one who provides commentary: such as
: one who reports and discusses news (as on television)
: a sportscaster who provides commentary during live events
a color commentator

Examples of commentator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That fact was not lost on some liberal outlets and commentators, who criticized Biden for following the previous administration’s approach on immigration. Santul Nerkar, New York Times, 7 June 2024 In apparent celebration of LGBTQ+ people everywhere this Pride month, conservative political commentator and ex-View cohost Meghan McCain spiced up her latest criticism of her former workplace with a powerful invocation of a key Brokeback Mountain quote., 7 June 2024 Faulconer finished a distant third in a replacement field dominated by conservative political commentator Larry Elder. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2024 As basketball commentator Monica McNutt reminded the hosts of ESPN’s First Take this morning, women in the WNBA have been physical players since its first games in 1997. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for commentator 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of commentator was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Commentator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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com·​men·​ta·​tor ˈkäm-ən-ˌtāt-ər How to pronounce commentator (audio)
: a person who gives a commentary
especially : a person who reports and discusses news on radio or television
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