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Meaning of play-by-play

play-by-play

Pronunciation: (plā'bī-plā'), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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.
—n.
  1. a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.
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