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Commentary or commentaries may refer to:


Other uses[edit]

  • Published opinion piece material, in any of several forms:
    • An editorial, written by the editorial staff or board of a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical
    • Column (periodical), a regular feature of such a publication in which usually the same single writer offers advice, observation, or other commentary
    • An op-ed, an opinion piece by an author unaffiliated with the publication
    • Letters to the editor, written by readers of such a publication
    • Posts made in the comments section of an online publication, serving a similar function to paper periodicals' letters to the editor
  • Commentary (philology), a line-by-line or even word-by-word explication (and usually translation) of a text
  • Audio commentary track for DVDs and Blu-Rays – an additional audio track that plays in real-time with the video material, and comments on that video
  • Sports commentary or play-by-play, a running description of a game or event in real time, usually during a live broadcast
    • Color commentary, supplementing play-by-play commentary, often filling in any time when play is not in progress
  • Atthakatha, commentaries on the Pāli Canon in Theravāda Buddhism
  • Criticism, the practice of judging the merits and faults of something or someone
  • Commentary! The Musical, the musical commentary accompanying Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
  • Commentary or narration, the words in a documentary film
  • Exegesis, a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially a religious text (e.g. a Bible commentary)
  • Literary criticism, the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature
    • Close reading in literary criticism, the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of text
  • Political criticism or political commentary, criticism that is specific of or relevant to politics
    • Public commentary received by governmental and other bodies, e.g. in response to proposals, reports, etc.

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