Commentary and Explanation


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Commentary noun – A series of explanations or observations on something (as an event).
Explanation is a synonym for commentary in study topic. In some cases you can use "Explanation" instead a noun "Commentary", when it comes to topics like speech, analysis, comment, narration. popular alternative
Nearby Words: comment, commentator, commentation
Synonyms for Commentary


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Explanation noun – A statement that makes something clear.
Usage example: an explanation of photosynthesis that most museum visitors will be able to understand

Commentary is a synonym for explanation in study topic. You can use "Commentary" instead a noun "Explanation", if it concerns topics such as speech, gloss, comment, clarification. popular alternative
Nearby Words: explain, explanatory, explaining
Synonyms for Explanation

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good good commentary good explanation
best best commentary best explanation
detailed detailed commentary detailed explanation
similar similar commentary similar explanation
Other adjectives: usual, brief, original, actual, little, interesting, new, general, official, alternate, bizarre, in-depth, on-screen.

Both words in one sentence

  • Opening Narration The narration generally shifts to snarky commentary later on when the viewers don't require as much explanation.
  • The creators even admit in the audio commentary that there's no logical explanation for how they got there.
    Source: Plot Hole
  • The closest to an explanation given is from Seth MacFarland's in-character commentary for the episode, where he, in Peter's voice, claimed that he had sex with a whale's blowhole.
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