Words at Play : Top 10 Particular Kinds of Lovers

#9: Phonophile

Definition:

collector or connoisseur of phonograph records

About the Word:

Record lovers have long been coining terms for their passion. Gramophile comes from the Gramophone (phonograph) trademarked in the late 19th century.

Discophile dates to 1940. The similar audiophile (enthusiast of high-fidelity sound reproduction) appeared in 1951.

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