com·men·tary /ˈkɑ:mənˌteri, Brit ˈkɒməntri/ noun plural com·men·tar·ies
spoken or written discussion in which people express opinions about someone or something [noncount
] ▪ The television show features political commentary by well-known journalists. ▪ The magazine includes humor and social commentary.
] ▪ The book is a commentary on her experiences abroad. ▪ I like listening to his social commentaries.
a spoken description of an event (such as a sports contest) as it is happening [noncount
] ▪ He provided commentary during the game.
] ▪ The major television stations provided running commentaries on the election results.
something that shows or makes a statement about the true state or condition of something — usually singular
— + on ▪ The students' poor performance on the tests is a sad commentary [=comment] on the current state of education in this country.