What does Album mean?

Definitions for Album
ˈæl bəmal·bum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. album, record albumnoun

    one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc

  2. albumnoun

    a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

Wiktionary

  1. albumnoun

    A book specially designed to keep photographs, stamps, or autographs.

  2. albumnoun

    A jacket for a phonograph record; an album cover.

  3. albumnoun

    A phonograph record.

  4. albumnoun

    A group of audio recordings, on any medium, intended for distribution as a group.

  5. Etymology: From album, from albus.

Wikipedia

  1. Album

    An album is a collection of audio recordings issued on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium such as digital distribution. Albums of recorded sound were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78 rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl long-playing (LP) records played at 33+1⁄3 rpm. The album was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption from the mid-1960s to the early 21st century, a period known as the album era. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The 8-track tape was the first tape format widely used alongside vinyl from 1965 until being phased out by 1983 and was gradually supplanted by the cassette tape during the 1970s and early 1980s; the popularity of the cassette reached its peak during the late 1980s, sharply declined during the 1990s and had largely disappeared during the first decade of the 2000s. Most albums are recorded in a studio, although they may also be recorded in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. The time frame for completely recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process usually requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or "mixed" together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live", even when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, to assist in mixing different takes; other locations, such as concert venues and some "live rooms", have reverberation, which creates a "live" sound. Recordings, including live, may contain editing, sound effects, voice adjustments, etc. With modern recording technology, artists can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts using headphones; with each part recorded as a separate track. Album covers and liner notes are used, and sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, and lyrics or librettos. Historically, the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format. In musical usage, the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78 rpm records were bundled in book-like albums (one side of a 78 rpm record could hold only about 3.5 minutes of sound). When LP records were introduced, a collection of pieces or songs on a single record was called an "album"; the word was extended to other recording media such as compact disc, MiniDisc, compact audio cassette, 8-track tape and digital albums as they were introduced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albumnoun

    a white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc

  2. Albumnoun

    a register for visitors' names; a visitors' book

  3. Albumnoun

    a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc

  4. Etymology: [L., neut. of albus white: cf. F. album. Cf. Alb.]

Freebase

  1. Album

    An album is a book used for the collection and preservation of miscellaneous items such as photographs, postage stamps, newspaper clippings, visitors' comments, etc. The word later became widely used to describe a collection of audio recordings of pieces of music on a single gramophone record, cassette, compact disc, or via digital distribution. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums. When long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album; the word was extended to other recording media such as compact disc, MiniDisc, Compact audio cassette, and digital or MP3 albums, as they were introduced. The word derives from a Classical Latin word for a blank tablet, later a list. Audio albums in physical form are often provided with decorative covers and liner notes and inserts about the music and recording, giving background information and analysis of the recording, lyrics and librettos, images of the performers, and other images and text. When supplied with compact discs they are known as CD booklets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Album

    al′bum, n. among the Romans, a white tablet or register on which the prætor's edicts and such public notices were recorded: a blank book for the insertion of portraits, autographs, poetical extracts, memorial verses, postage-stamps, or the like.—adj. Al′bumē′an, and n. Al′bumess, whimsical coinages of Charles Lamb. [L. albus, white.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Album' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4226

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Album' in Nouns Frequency: #1512

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Album in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Album in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Album in a Sentence

  1. Chelsea Wolfe:

    Performing was something that I had to learn. I could barely handle being onstage for the first few years, and it's the reason it took me so long to start my career as a musician, i started writing songs when I was 9 years old but didn't release an album or do a tour until I was 25.

  2. Kanye West:

    I had never been diagnosed [with a mental condition] until I was 39, but like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.

  3. Miranda Lambert:

    Who wouldnt want to look like Marilyn Monroe? With the album being [called] Platinum,’ I got lighter in my hair because I wanted to pay homage to the title of the record.

  4. Kanye West:

    And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place.

  5. Jim Kerr:

    Whenever people ask us about ... what can we expect from 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' we point them to the fact that we didn't even include it on the album (which) came out a few months later ... We thought it's a great track but it's part of a movie soundtrack and very much a thing on its own, even when they approached us to do it, we didn't fancy the idea of doing someone else's song as much as we made it Simple Minds' song.

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