[ bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil ]
/ ˈbɪb li əˌfaɪl, -fɪl /
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a person who loves or collects books, especially as examples of fine or unusual printing, binding, or the like.
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Also bib·li·oph·i·list [bib-lee-of-uh-list]. /ˌbɪb liˈɒf ə lɪst/.
OTHER WORDS FROM bibliophilebib·li·oph·i·lism, bib·li·oph·i·ly, nounbib·li·oph·i·lis·tic, bib·li·o·phil·ic [bib-lee-oh-fil-ik], /ˌbɪb li oʊˈfɪl ɪk/, adjective
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How to use bibliophile in a sentence
Let it be understood at once that the appearance of this magnificent work is a bibliophilic rather than a literary event.Pot-Boilers|Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for bibliophile
/ (ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl) /
a person who collects or is fond of books
Derived forms of bibliophilebibliophilism (ˌbɪblɪˈɒfəˌlɪzəm), nounbibliophilistic, adjective
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