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opry

[op-ree] /ˈɒp ri/
noun, plural opries, adjective
1.
opera1 .
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; Americanism
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  • The degree was presented to her on stage at the grand ole opry.
Word Origin and History for opry
n.

1914, U.S. dialectal pronunciation of opera. Especially in Grand Ole Opry, a radio broadcast of country music from Nashville, registered as a proprietary name 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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horse opera


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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