commentator

noun
com·​men·​ta·​tor | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce commentator (audio) \

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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After spending his entire career playing for United, and retiring for a second time from playing in 2013, Scholes has spent most of his time as a television commentator and as a part-owner of fifth-tier club Salford. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Scholes the latest of United’s Class of 92 to enter coaching," 11 Feb. 2019 Another is Carl Bernstein, the onetime Watergate sleuth, who has continually hammered Trump as a CNN commentator. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Crossing a line? Trump wants heads of CNN, NBC News fired," 31 Aug. 2018 And with every red carpet, for those who follow the TV personality and style commentator extraordinaire Robert Verdi, comes the bout of hilarity that is his traditional red carpet comparisons. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Were These Oscars Looks Inspired By Loofahs, Paper Lanterns, And Other Home Decor?," 25 Feb. 2019 Ashley Graham The model and red carpet commentator gave us a peek at her glam routine, which included a cup of coffee and a high-wattage smile. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 The reaction, however, seemed far more muted than when the network signed up former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to a commentator role. Paul Farhi, The Seattle Times, "CNN hires a prominent conservative to help direct its political coverage," 19 Feb. 2019 Depending on your offshore book, the over/under on commentator Tony Romo correctly predicting play calls stands around 7.5. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Weirder Wagers: 7 Strange Ways You Can Bet on the Super Bowl," 30 Jan. 2019 For the occasion, the duchess wore a $218 dress by maternity brand Hatch, with a cotton-twill coat by Oscar de la Renta, per royal commentator Emily Nash. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Stuns in Oscar de la Renta for Official Visit as the Royal Patron of Smart Works," 10 Jan. 2019 That’s a view shared by John Hindaugh, a broadcaster and commentator with a long background in the sport. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "From efficiency to airflow, it’s a golden age for racing tech in our driveways," 23 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of commentator

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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commentator

noun

English Language Learners 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

commentator

noun
com·​men·​ta·​tor | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌtā-tər How to pronounce commentator (audio) \

Kids Definition of commentator

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

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