ex·​pli·​ca·​to·​ry | \ ek-ˈspli-kə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce explicatory (audio) , ˈek-(ˌ)spli- How to pronounce explicatory (audio) \

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most of the medical film's voice-over narration consists of explicatory remarks on the images being shown
Recent Examples on the Web But Reichardt has no interest in the kind of conventional storytelling that requires clues and revelations building to an explicatory conclusion. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'First Cow': Film Review | Telluride 2019," 31 Aug. 2019

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Explicatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explicatory. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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