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Word Nerd: Melomaniac

melomaniac definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyMelomaniac is an individual that is inordinately and abnormally affected by musical or other tones in certain ranges of sound. Melomaniac derives from the Ancient Greek melos (song, melody, tune) and manía (madness, compulsion, mad desire).

A Melomaniac is someone with an abnormal fondness for music. Melomaniac goes hand-in-hand with the word melomania, which is an excessive passion for music.

melomaniac desires digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsy LargeThe headspace of melomaniac is filled with endless lyrics and melodies, endlessly swirling in a melodic, yet harmonic unrest…

Melomaniac, and melomania for that matter, are such fantastic words. Music is one of those versatile, timeless things that can tie time, space, and individuals together – a link that can breech barriers and unite so many so epically. A love of music is both unique and universal, personal and prevalent. Music can bring people together while speaking and touching the deepest parts of each individual who experiences it.  Whether you are a dabbler or melomaniac, music can be medicine, magic, and mystery as well as entertainment, enjoyment and easy engagement. What’s your favorite kind of music?

Namaste ~ Ella

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