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commentary

com·men·tar·y

commentary

 
pronunciation:
ka mn ter i
part of speech: noun
inflections: commentaries
definition 1: a series of explanatory or interpretive remarks or comments.
We listened to commentary on the works of art as we went through the museum.
 
synonyms:
annotation, gloss, notes
similar words:
exegesis, explanation, marginalia
definition 2: something that serves as an example or illustration.
The shooting in the school is a sad commentary on the state of the world.
similar words:
example, illustration, reflection
definition 3: (usu. pl.) a chronicle or series of records.
The commentaries of explorers provide a rich historical resource.
synonyms:
chronicle, history, record
similar words:
account, documentation, journal, narrative