Commentator



[kom-uh n-tey-ter] /ˈkɒm ənˌteɪ tər/

noun
1.
a person who discusses news, sports events, weather, or the like, as on television or radio.
2.
a person who makes .
/ˈkɒmənˌteɪtə/
noun
1.
a person who provides a spoken commentary for a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
2.
a person who writes notes on a text, event, etc
n.

late 14c., “writer of commentaries,” agent noun in Latin form from comment or commentary (Latin commentator meant “inventor, author”). Middle English also had a noun commentate, attested from early 15c. Meaning “writer of notes or expository comments” is from 1640s; sense of “one who gives commentary” (originally in sports) is from 1928.

“Well, Jem, what is a commentator?[“]–“Why,” was Jem’s reply, “I suppose it must be the commonest of all taturs.” [“Smart Sayings of Bright Children,” collected by Howard Paul, 1886]

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