play-by-play

adjective \ ˈplā-ˌbī-ˌplā , ˌplā-ˌbī-ˈplā \

Definition of play-by-play

1 : being or giving a running commentary on a sports event
  • a radio play-by-play announcer
2 : relating each event as it occurs

play-by-play

noun

First Known Use of play-by-play

1927

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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