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Pronunciation:  'kâmun`teree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"

COMMENTARY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: comment
 See Also: annotation, notation, note, statement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"men*ta*ry\, n.; pl. {Commentaries}. [L.
commentarius, commentarium, note book, commentary: cf. F.
commentaire. See {Comment}, v. i.]
1. A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of
   explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the
   Scriptures or of some other work.

         This letter . . . was published by him with a severe
         commentary.                           --Hallam.

2. A brief account of transactions or events written hastily,
   as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as,
   Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.

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