noun, plural com·men·tar·ies.
Origin of commentary
Examples from the Web for commentary
In the ten pages of commentary, if anyone felt differently they were in the clear minority.
The CIA Publication Review Board has required that the following statement be included with this commentary.
Its reporting and commentary on politics, society, and arts and letters have nurtured a broad liberal spirit in our national life.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On some issues, Puck was so mired in its own times that the commentary is redundant.
Twitter accounts associated with the group promote her YouTube videos, retweet her, and offer praise for pro-Assad commentary.
The commentary was published in May, along with the documents.Life of John Milton|Richard Garnett
The following may be taken as supplying a commentary on this.Bygone Church Life in Scotland|Various
Moreover, art, whose business is to transmit emotion, should need no commentary.Ancient Art and Ritual|Jane Ellen Harrison
The five thousand figures in those legendary lights are the commentary and the repetition of the sculptured text without.The Story of Chartres|Cecil Headlam
The history of the last two thousand years is but a commentary on this text.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals|Thomas Davidson
British Dictionary definitions for commentary
noun plural -taries
Word Origin and History for commentary
1530s, from Middle French commentaire, or directly from Latin commentarius "notebook, annotation; diary, memoir," noun use of adjective, "relating to comments," from commentum (see comment (n.)). Perhaps the Latin noun is short for volumen commentarium. Originally in English as an adjective (early 15c.).