[ kom-uh n-tey-ter ]
/ ˈkɒm ənˌteɪ tər /


a person who discusses news, sports events, weather, or the like, as on television or radio.
a person who makes commentaries.

Origin of commentator

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin commentātor interpreter, equivalent to commentā(rī) to interpret (Latin: to think about, prepare, discuss, write, perhaps frequentative of comminīscī to devise; see comment) + Latin -tor -tor

OTHER WORDS FROM commentator

com·men·ta·to·ri·al [kuh-men-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /kəˌmɛn təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivecom·men·ta·to·ri·al·ly, adverbsu·per·com·men·ta·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for commentator

/ (ˈkɒmənˌteɪtə) /


a person who provides a spoken commentary for a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
a person who writes notes on a text, event, etc
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