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balletomane

Line breaks: bal¦leto|mane
Pronunciation: /ˈbalɪtəʊˌmeɪn
 
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Definition of balletomane in English:

noun

A ballet enthusiast.
Example sentences
  • Talking of twists, balletomanes will smile at the the doting ‘Ballet Mother ‘that appears a few times.
  • Balletomanes from all corners of the world testify to the prestige and popularity of this world-class event.
  • Local balletomanes wondered, ‘Who is this Helgi Tomasson?’

Origin

1920s: from ballet + Greek manēs 'mad'.

Derivatives

balletomania

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Pronunciation: /-ˈmeɪnɪə/
noun
Example sentences
  • Mania, not just balletomania, reigned, with visits by companies from the Bolshoi to the Royal through the 70's.
  • Washington is a town where balletomania is more diluted than in other national capitals like Paris, London, Moscow and Copenhagen.
  • She introduced ballet to remote crevices of the world and inspired balletomania thousands of miles from her native Russia.

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