balletomane

[ ba-let-uh-meyn, buh- ]
/ bæˈlɛt əˌmeɪn, bə- /

noun

a ballet enthusiast.

Nearby words

  1. ballet mistress,
  2. ballet slipper,
  3. ballet suite,
  4. ballet-wrap cardigan,
  5. balletic,
  6. balletomania,
  7. ballett,
  8. ballflower,
  9. ballgame,
  10. ballicatter

Origin of balletomane

1925–30; back formation from balletomania; see ballet, -o-, -mania

Related formsbal·let·o·ma·ni·a, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for balletomania

balletomania

/ (ˌbælɪtəʊˈmeɪnɪə) /

noun

passionate enthusiasm for ballet
Derived Formsballetomane (ˈbælɪtəʊˌmeɪn), noun

Word Origin for balletomania

C20: from ballet + -o- + -mania

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