Meaning of commentary
Pronunciation: (kom'un-ter"ē), [key]
— pl. -tar•ies.
- a series of comments, explanations, or annotations: a commentary on the Bible; news followed by a commentary.
- an explanatory essay or treatise: a commentary on a play; Blackstone's commentaries on law.
- anything serving to illustrate a point, prompt a realization, or exemplify, esp. in the case of something unfortunate: The dropout rate is a sad commentary on our school system.
- Usually,records of facts or events: Commentaries written by Roman lawyers give us information on how their courts functioned.
- commentary (Thesaurus)