[ bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /
excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books.
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Origin of bibliomania
; replacing earlier bibliomanie
OTHER WORDS FROM bibliomaniabib·li·o·ma·ni·ac [bib-lee-oh-mey-nee-ak], /ˌbɪb li oʊˈmeɪ niˌæk/, nounbib·li·o·ma·ni·a·cal [bib-lee-oh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl], /ˌbɪb li oʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/, adjective
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How to use bibliomania in a sentence
“You ought to be ashamed of yourself to trifle with so beautiful a poem,” interrupted the Bibliomaniac, indignantly.
It seems to me,” said the Bibliomaniac, “that that opera produced in the right place might stand a chance of a run.
“Four thousand dollars is pretty steep for an address,” commented the Bibliomaniac.
He was a bibliomaniac—a lover and collector of valuable and curious books.
British Dictionary definitions for bibliomania
extreme fondness for books
Derived forms of bibliomaniabibliomaniac, noun, adjective
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