play by play

play-by-play

[pley-bahy-pley]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or being a detailed account of each incident or act of an event, as in sports: a play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game.
noun
2.
a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.

Origin:
1925–30

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