Definition of Emmy in English:


Syllabification: Em·my
Pronunciation: /ˈemē

noun (plural Emmys)

  • A statuette awarded annually to an outstanding television program or performer.
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    • His work has received countless awards, including eight Emmys.
    • He has won two Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host.
    • Multiple awards including an Academy Award, an Academy Award nomination and three Emmys have honored his work.


1940s: said to be from Immy, short for image orthicon tube (a kind of television camera tube).

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