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audiophile

[aw-dee-uh-fahyl]
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noun
  1. a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction.
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Origin of audiophile

First recorded in 1950–55; audio- + -phile
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British Dictionary definitions for audiophile

audiophile

noun
  1. a person who has a great interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction
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Word Origin and History for audiophile

n.

1951, originally in "High Fidelity" magazine, from audio- + -phile.

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