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audiophile

[ aw-dee-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈɔ di əˌfaɪl /

noun

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

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Nearby words

audiological, audiology, audiometer, audiometry, audion, audiophile, audiotape, audiotypist, audiovisual, audiovisual aids, 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper