[ web-ee ]
/ ˈwɛb i /
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adjective, web·bi·er, web·bi·est.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling a web.
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Origin of webby

First recorded in 1655–65; web + -y1

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[ web-ee ]
/ ˈwɛb i /

noun, plural Web·bys, Web·bies.
one of a group of awards given annually to outstanding websites or web-based media, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Also web·by .

Origin of Webby

First recorded in 1995–2000; (World Wide) Web + -y2
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What is a Webby?

A Webby is an award presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence in a variety of forms of digital media. The award is formally called a Webby Award, and the award ceremony is called the Webby Awards or the Webbys for short.

Webbys are awarded in many different categories, including those involving websites, apps, podcasts, videos, and newsletters.

The Webby Awards ceremony is perhaps best known for having winners deliver acceptance speeches consisting of only five words.

The physical Webby Award is in the form of a silver spiral.

When are the Webbys?

The 2021 Webby Awards will be held on May 18.

The Webbys are typically held each year in April or May.

More information and context on the Webbys

The Webbys were established in 1996 as an online award show by the internet-themed magazine The Web. The name Webby was modeled on the names of other prominent awards, such as the Emmy. The Webbys were founded with the goal of popularizing and legitimizing the different forms of web-based media, which at the time were not given as much attention as more traditional forms, such as TV, film, and print media. The early success of the Webbys allowed the awards to continue even after the closure of The Web magazine. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was formed to continue the awards.

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How are the Webbys discussed in real life?

The Webbys are perhaps most closely associated with the tradition of winners delivering five-word acceptance speeches at the ceremony, which reflects the fun and informal tone of the ceremony and the awards.


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British Dictionary definitions for webby

/ (ˈwɛbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest
of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of a web
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