[ al-buh m ]
/ ˈæl bəm /
- a bound or loose-leaf book consisting of blank pages, pockets, envelopes, etc., for storing or displaying photographs, stamps, or the like, or for collecting autographs.
- a digital collection of photographs, stored on a computer or mobile device for viewing, displaying, or sharing.
- a record or set of records containing several musical selections, a complete play or opera, etc.: Her album of folk songs will be out next month.
- the package or container for such a record or records: The album has a pocket for each record.
- a collection of audio recordings released together as a collected work: The digital release of their debut album sold more copies than expected.
a printed book containing an anthology of writings, reproductions of photographs or artwork, musical compositions, etc.
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Origin of album
1645–55; 1955–60 for def 2; < Latin: neuter singular of albus white, i.e., a blank (tablet) painted white for writing on
Words nearby album
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British Dictionary definitions for album
/ (ˈælbəm) /
a book or binder consisting of blank pages, pockets, or envelopes for keeping photographs, stamps, autographs, drawings, poems, etc
one or more CDs, cassettes, or long-playing records released as a single item
a booklike holder containing sleeves for gramophone records
mainly British an anthology, usually large and illustrated
Word Origin for album
C17: from Latin: blank tablet, from albus white
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