noun, plural -tar⋅ies.
1. a series of comments, explanations, or annotations: a commentary on the Bible; news followed by a commentary.
2. an explanatory essay or treatise: a commentary on a play; Blackstone's commentaries on law.
3. anything serving to illustrate a point, prompt a realization, or exemplify, esp. in the case of something unfortunate: The dropout rate is a sad commentary on our school system.
1. of or pertaining to present and recent time; not ancient or remote: modern city life.
very fat or overweight; corpulent.