com·​ment·​er ˈkä-ˌmen-tər How to pronounce commenter (audio)
variants or less commonly commentor
plural commenters also commentors
: one who comments
especially : one who leaves a comment on an Internet site, story, page, etc.
… every blogger and commenter and self-anointed pundit, could outperform any robot writer at a fraction of the cost. Paul Di Filippo
Many websites which allow users to leave comments … use a system called Captcha to check that the commenter is not a computer programme (or 'bot') leaving spam comments. Nick Poyntz

Examples of commenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Instagram post blew up on social media and the commenters were split, with some people supporting Lopez’s transparency about food prices nearly doubling in the last two years. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 This Is No Small Feat The commenters on the Instagram post are impressed. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 28 Mar. 2024 Even when the comment sections are mostly positive, a subset of commenters will insist that the foster dog shouldn’t go anywhere—that people like Klee are doing something wrong by searching for the dog’s forever home. Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 28 Mar. 2024 Dozens of commenters with S24 Ultras (and earlier stylus-toting Galaxy phones) responded in affirmation: their styli stank. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2024 Some commenters also discussed the cost of Kemo Sabe’s hats, which range in price from $350 to several thousands of dollars. Jessica Roy Kristín Braga Wright, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 While one commenter pointed out that Middleton is far from the only celebrity to be accused of photoshopping an image, another suggested Lively's post actually targeted the Wales family's PR team, and not the princess herself. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 16 Mar. 2024 Labor of love would be one phrase that could describe the amount of time and money being poured into these cars, but one commenter mentioned how his Audi could likely lead to his divorce. Ryan Erik King / Jalopnik, Quartz, 14 Mar. 2024 Other commenters weren’t as supportive of Gabby's choice. Kristina Behr, Parents, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Commenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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