melomaniac

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melomaniac (plural melomaniacs)

  1. One with an abnormal fondness of music.
    • 1910, Robert Means Lawrence, Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery, Houghton Mifflin Company (1910), page 176:
      Of all the animals, the lions were apparently the most susceptible to musical influence, and these royal beasts showed an interest in the sweet tones of the graphophone, akin to that of a human melomaniac.

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