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opry

[op-ree]Dialect
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noun, plural op·ries, adjective
  1. opera1.
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Origin of opry

1910–15; Americanism
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  • Looks like a Sweepstakes team through the wrong end of the opry glasses, don't it?

    Baldy of Nome

    Esther Birdsall Darling

  • Sir: An old stage hand at the Eau Claire opry house was talking.

    The So-called Human Race

    Bert Leston Taylor


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.

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