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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.
noun (pl) -mys, -mies
(in the US) one of the gold-plated discs awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the record industry

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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