by-play

or by·play

[ bahy-pley ]
/ ˈbaɪˌpleɪ /

noun

an action or speech carried on to the side while the main action proceeds, especially on the stage.

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Origin of by-play

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for by-play

by-play

noun

secondary action or talking carried on apart while the main action proceeds, esp in a play
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