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al·bum  (lbm)
1. A book with blank pages for the insertion and preservation of collections, as of stamps or photographs.
a. A phonograph record, especially a long-playing record stored in a slipcase.
b. A set of musical recordings stored together in jackets under one binding.
c. The bound set of jackets for such a set.
d. A recording of different musical pieces.
3. A printed collection of musical compositions, pictures, or literary selections.
4. A tall, handsomely printed book, popular especially in the 19th century, often having profuse illustrations and short, sentimental texts.

[Latin, blank tablet, from neuter of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

album (ˈælbəm)
1. a book or binder consisting of blank pages, pockets, or envelopes for keeping photographs, stamps, autographs, drawings, poems, etc
2. (Pop Music) one or more CDs, cassettes, or long-playing records released as a single item
3. (Classical Music) a booklike holder containing sleeves for gramophone records
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Brit an anthology, usually large and illustrated
[C17: from Latin: blank tablet, from albus white]

al•bum (ˈæl bəm)

1. a bound or loose-leaf book consisting of blank pages, envelopes, etc., for storing or displaying photographs, stamps, or the like, or for collecting autographs.
2. a recording or set of recordings containing musical selections, a complete play or opera, etc., released on compact disc, phonograph record, cassette tape, or other medium.
3. the package or container for such an album.
4. an anthology of artwork, songs, writings, etc.
[1610–15; < Latin: neuter singular of albus white, i.e., a blank (tablet) painted white for writing on]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.album - one or more recordings issued togetheralbum - 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
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
concept album - an album whose recordings are unified by some theme (instrumental or lyrical or narrative or compositional)
2.album - a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopesalbum - a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
autograph album - an album for autographs
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
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

1. record, recording, CD, single, release, disc, waxing (informal), LP, vinyl, EP, forty-five, platter (U.S. slang), seventy-eight, gramophone record, black disc He has a large collection of albums and cassettes.
2. book, collection, scrapbook She showed me her photo album.
album [ˈælbəm]
A. N (= book, record, CD) → álbum m
autograph/photograph albumálbum m de autógrafos/fotografías
B. CPD album cover Nportada f de disco

album [ˈælbəm] n
(= book) (for stamps, photos etc)album m photo album
(= record) → album m
The band has brought out a new album → Le groupe a sorti un nouvel album. album chart
album chart nclassement m des meilleures ventes d'albums
album cover npochette f (de disque)

nAlbum nt

album [ˈælbəm] nalbum m inv; (L.P.) → 33 giri m inv, L.P. m inv
photograph album (containing photos) → album di or delle fotografie (new) → album per fotografie

album (ˈӕlbəm) noun
1. a book with blank pages for holding photographs, stamps etc.
2. a long-playing gramophone record. I haven't got the group's latest album.

album أَلْبُوم album album Album άλμπουμ álbum albumi album album album アルバム 앨범 album album album álbum альбом album ชุดแผ่นเสียง albüm album 唱片

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Seizing the first pretext, she got up, and with her light, resolute step went for her album.
I pointed to a little album which lay on the table by her side and which she had evidently been looking over when I came in.
My album--oh, you will all write in my album, won't you?
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