Definition of album
1 a : a book with blank pages used for making a collection (as of autographs, stamps, 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
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>
Origin and Etymology of album
Latin, a white tablet, from neuter of albus
First Known Use: 1612
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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