album, record album(noun)
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
a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
A book specially designed to keep photographs, stamps, or autographs.
A jacket for a phonograph record; an album cover.
A phonograph record.
A group of audio recordings, on any medium, intended for distribution as a group.
Origin: From album, from albus.
a white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc
a register for visitors' names; a visitors' book
a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc
Origin: [L., neut. of albus white: cf. F. album. Cf. Alb.]
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'album' in Nouns Frequency: #1512
The numerical value of album in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of album in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of album in a Sentence
Killer Mike hasn’t dropped an album in years.
He's in fine health, he's just made a very rigorous album.
It's the first song from the new album that we've been working very, very hard on.
I was thinking about reputation, not the album, but it's fine. It's a fine piece of work.
It's the lush track on the album, it has strings and gorgeous backing vocals. It's beautiful.
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- valokuva-albumi, albumiFinnish
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