Share this entry

Share this page

Beatlemania

Syllabification: Beat·le·ma·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌbēdlˈmānēə
 
/

Definition of Beatlemania in English:

noun

Extreme enthusiasm for the Beatles, as manifested in the frenzied behavior of their fans in the 1960s: the band took to spending weeks on end in the studio as a way of escaping from the mayhem of Beatlemania the sound reminded him of old newsclips he’d seen of Beatlemania— girls screaming their heads off for the moptops from Liverpool
More example sentences
  • Their parents talk of Beatlemania.
  • Queues for tickets are reminiscent of Beatlemania.
  • We are continually reading of his success abroad and, only this week, the newspapers in South Africa are comparing hysterical scenes surrounding his visit there with Beatlemania.

Definition of Beatlemania in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…