commentator

noun com·men·ta·tor \ ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of commentator

: one who provides commentary: such as
a : one who reports and discusses news (as on television)
b : a sportscaster who provides commentary during live events
  • a color commentator

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First Known Use of commentator

14th century



COMMENTATOR Defined for English Language Learners

commentator

Definition of commentator for English Language Learners

  • : 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


COMMENTATOR Defined for Kids

commentator

noun com·men·ta·tor \ ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər \

Definition of commentator for Students

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


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