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An ardent admirer of the ballet.

[French : ballet, ballet; see ballet + -mane, ardent admirer (from Greek -manēs; see men- in Indo-European roots).]

bal·let′o·ma′ni·a (-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə) n.


(bæˈlɛt əˌmeɪn, bə-)

a ballet enthusiast.
[1925–30; back formation from balletomania]
bal•let`o•ma′ni•a, n.


Someone who loves ballet.
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Noun1.balletomane - a ballet enthusiastballetomane - a ballet enthusiast      
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
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