audiophile

[ aw-dee-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈɔ di əˌfaɪl /

noun

a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction.

Nearby words

  1. audiological,
  2. audiology,
  3. audiometer,
  4. audiometry,
  5. audion,
  6. audiotape,
  7. audiotypist,
  8. audiovisual,
  9. audiovisual aids,
  10. audiphone

Origin of audiophile

First recorded in 1950–55; audio- + -phile

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British Dictionary definitions for audiophile

audiophile

/ (ˈɔːdɪəʊˌfaɪl) /

noun

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

audiophile

n.

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

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