The word cinephile is to cinema as what word is to ballet?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Cinema enthusiasts are called
cinephiles; ballet enthusiasts are called
balletomanes - and if they are madly
enthusiastic, they are suffering from balletomania. The word was coined by
combining the Italian ballet, little dance,
with the Greek mania, madness.
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