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audiophile

[aw-dee-uh-fahyl] /ˈɔ di əˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; audio- + -phile
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Examples from the web for audiophile
  • He was a true audiophile, and connoisseur of jazz in particular.
  • The ceiling isn't the ideal placement for audiophile music enjoyment anyway.
  • And high-definition audio doesn't necessarily mean paying audiophile prices.
British Dictionary definitions for audiophile

audiophile

/ˈɔːdɪəʊˌfaɪl/
noun
1.
a person who has a great interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction
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Word Origin and History for audiophile
n.

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

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