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Definition of commentator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    commentator

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmənteɪtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmənteɪtər//
     
    commentator (on something) People in radio, TV people, People in publishing
     
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  1. 1a person who is an expert on a particular subject and talks or writes about it on television or radio, or in a newspaper a political commentator See related entries: People in radio, People in publishing
  2. 2a person who describes an event while it is happening, especially on television or radio a television/sports commentator See related entries: People in radio, TV people
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin, from commentari, frequentative of comminisci ‘devise’.Extra examples Political commentators are predicting that the minister will have to resign. a commentator on current affairs He is best known as a commentator on culture and the arts. He’s one of the great sports commentators of our time. She’s a political commentator for the BBC.
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