album

An album is a book of photographs, mementos, or a collection of some other kind — like music. As digital forms of photographs and music become more popular, albums are becoming a thing of the past.

A photo album is full of pictures, and a stamp collector's album contains stamps from different countries. Another kind of album is a collection of songs, either on a record or a CD. In Latin, album means "white," and in ancient times it referred to a blank tablet. 16th century German academics kept what they called an album amicorum, or a collection of colleagues' signatures, and from there album came to mean "souvenir book."

Primary Meanings of album

1.
n
a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
2.
n
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
Full Definitions of album
1

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

Types:
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autograph album
an album for autographs
phonograph album, record album
an album for holding phonograph records
photograph album
an album for photographs
scrapbook
an album into which clippings or notes or pictures can be pasted
stamp album
an album for stamps
Type of:
book, volume
physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
2

n 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

Synonyms:
record album
Types:
concept album
an album whose recordings are unified by some theme (instrumental or lyrical or narrative or compositional)
rock opera
albums of rock music that aspired to the status of art; first appeared in the 1960s
benefit album, tribute album
concept album compiling a performer's work or work supporting some worthy cause
Type of:
medium
a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

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