Em·​my ˈe-mē How to pronounce Emmy (audio)
plural Emmys
: a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in television

Examples of Emmy in a Sentence

She won an Emmy for that role.

Word History


from alteration of Immy, nickname for image orthicon (a camera tube used in television)

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Emmy was in 1949

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“Emmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Emmy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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