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[gram-ee] /ˈgræm i/
noun, plural Grammys, Grammies.
one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in various categories in the recording industry.
Origin of Grammy
Can be confused
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. Unabridged
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  • “Yes, and her Grammy said—” Little Milly got as far as this and then stopped.

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noun (pl) -mys, -mies
(in the US) one of the gold-plated discs awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the record industry
Word Origin
C20: from gram(ophone) + my as in Emmy
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Word Origin and History for Grammy

statuette awarded by the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1959, from the gram- in gramophone, on the model of Emmy.

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