album

noun
al·​bum | \ ˈal-bəm How to pronounce album (audio) \

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 : jacket
c : 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

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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

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Taylor Swift, pop’s megastar, may seem invincible: her latest album Reputation is a knowing mediation with a wink at her own fame, after all. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Taylor Swift Shares Her Worst Nightmare In an Interview with Rock Muse Pattie Boyd," 10 July 2018 The doc covers Grande on her Dangerous Woman tour, but also dips into the era of her latest album, Sweetener. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "This week’s best from the web," 30 Nov. 2018 Max Holloway may or may not have been name-dropped by Drake on his latest album, but for Holloway, Scorpion appearances are basically window dressing. Luke Darby, GQ, "The Real-Life Diet of Max Holloway, Whose Top-Secret Recovery Shakes Keep Him in Fighting Shape," 5 July 2018 For the genre-bending singer, influences from Kid Cudi, Coldplay and Fela Kuti come together on one album. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "4 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Janelle Monáe, Radiohead, Odie," 3 July 2018 Billie Eilish was struggling to come up with a title for her debut album. Neil Shah, WSJ, "From Billie Eilish, a Hotly Anticipated Debut Album," 19 Mar. 2019 Since then, the Alabama native's music career has also gained traction after the show with the release of his 2018 album, Country as Cornbread. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Contestant Jackson Marlow Has a Famous Uncle Who You'll Definitely Recognize," 19 Mar. 2019 In 1990, the band was nominated for five Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards for their eponymous debut album. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Get to Know Billy Baldwin's Wife and Kids, Who Inspired His New Netflix Show 'Northern Rescue'," 1 Mar. 2019 The sensual urban/electro tune took two years in the making and is the first song that the EDM artist worked on for his Spanish-language album Wut Wut, set to release in September. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Viva Friday: Best Music Picks of the Week by Wisin, Karol G & More," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of album

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for album

Latin, a white tablet, from neuter of albus

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album

noun

English Language Learners Definition of album

: 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

noun
al·​bum | \ ˈal-bəm How to pronounce album (audio) \

Kids Definition of album

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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