play-by-play

adjective
\ ˈplā-ˌbī-ˌplā How to pronounce play-by-play (audio) , 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

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play-by-play noun

First Known Use of play-by-play

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of play-by-play was in 1927

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“Play-by-play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play-by-play. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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