play-by-play

[pley-bahy-pley]
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adjective

pertaining to or being a detailed account of each incident or act of an event, as in sports: a play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game.

noun

a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.

Origin of play-by-play

First recorded in 1925–30
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