Comment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɑːment|  American pronunciation of the word comment
Brit.  |ˈkɒment|  British pronunciation of the word comment


- a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information (syn: input, remark)
from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
- a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material (syn: commentary)
he wrote an extended comment on the proposal
- a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people (syn: gossip, scuttlebutt)


- make or write a comment on (syn: notice, point out, remark)
he commented the paper of his colleague
- explain or interpret something
- provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases (syn: annotate, gloss)

Extra examples

The most frequent comment was that the service was slow.

I find your comments offensive.

I'd like to begin with a few general comments.

Comments or suggestions can be sent to our main Web address.

We haven't gotten any comments on the new design.

I'd appreciate your comments on this issue.

We've received positive comments from many of our readers.

She couldn't be reached for comment.

The new edition includes the translator's comments.

The radio program offers news and comment.

When asked about his involvement in the scandal, he refused to comment.

She commented that the service seemed slow.

The treatise was commented and abridged.

Does anyone have any questions or comments?

He was fined for making abusive comments to the referee.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: comment
he/she/it: comments
present participle: commenting
past tense: commented
past participle: commented
singular: comment
plural: comments
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