Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
What's the "een" in Halloween?
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.
a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
Seven Spooky Words for Halloween
Q Without U: 9 Must-Know Terms for...
From the Trenches: Words of World...
13 Essential Literary Terms
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
While he hears in every spring How the birds do chirp and sing: Or before the hounds in cry See the...
In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete; being prepared for matrimony by an...
A bestial and violent man will go so far as to kill because he is under the influence of drink,...
Nearby words for play-by-play
play the deuce with
play the devil with
play the field
play the fool
play the game
play the heavy
play the market
play the ponies
play the skin flute
play the something card
play to the gallery
play to the grandstand
play up to
play up to someone
play with a full deck
play with fire
play with oneself
play with someone's head