audiophile

noun

au·​dio·​phile ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce audiophile (audio)
: a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

Examples of audiophile in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

audio- + -phile entry 1

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of audiophile was in 1951

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“Audiophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/audiophile. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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