Definition of album
1a : a book with blank pages used for making a collection (as of autographs, stamps, coins, or photographs)b : a cardboard container for a phonograph record : jacketc : one or more recordings (as on tape or disc) produced as a single unit a 2-CD album
2 : a collection usually in book form of literary selections, musical compositions, or pictures : anthology
Examples of album in a Sentence
She played a track from the group's latest album.
a special anniversary album of his poetry published 100 years after his death
Recent Examples of album from the Web
The album, released in the U.S. on June 2, 1967 — just after its British debut — was a psychedelic landmark whose influences ranged from rock to raga to English music hall.
The album is also what this writer listened to while reviewing HigherDOSE.
Patti LaBelle Wednesday: This tireless R&B legend probably won’t showcase many songs from her upcoming jazz debut album.
The two have several albums to their credit, and band returns to Birmingham after a 17-year absence.
Knauss has also played in some of the great cathedrals of Europe, held forth in some of America’s grand concert halls and produced several albums over the decades.
West is an entertainer off the field, having recorded a few country music albums, and also can be an entertainer on it.
The album helped cement the band's reputation as country-rock trailblazers.
The project is far from Mr. Hayman’s previous musical life in Hefner, a lovelorn indie group that released four albums from 1998 to 2001.
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Origin and Etymology of album
Latin, a white tablet, from neuter of albus
First Known Use: 1612See Words from the same year
ALBUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of album for English Language Learners
: a book with blank pages in which you put a collection of photographs, stamps, etc.
: a long musical recording on a record, CD, etc., that usually includes a set of songs
ALBUM Defined for Kids
Definition of album for Students
1 : a book with blank pages in which to put a collection (as of photographs, stamps, or autographs)
2 : one or more recordings (as on tape or disk) produced as a single collection
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