- a bound or loose-leaf book with blank pages for mounting pictures, stamps, etc., or for collecting autographs
- a booklike holder for phonograph records played at 78 revolutions per minute
- a set of records in such a holder
- one or more LPs, compact discs, tape recordings, etc. packaged in a holder and containing a group of related works or a single long work, as of music or drama
- an anthology, picture book, or the like
Origin of albumClassical Latin neuter of albus, white: see elf
- a. A book with blank pages for the insertion and preservation of collections, as of stamps or photographs.b. A collection of personal photographs or other images that are arranged for private viewing, as in book or on a computer.
- a. A set of musical recordings that are issued together, usually by a single artist.b. A phonograph record, especially a long-playing record stored in a slipcase.
- A printed collection of musical compositions, pictures, or literary selections.
- A tall, handsomely printed book, popular especially in the 19th century, often having profuse illustrations and short, sentimental texts.
Origin of albumLatin, blank tablet, from neuter of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
(plural albums or alba)
From Latin album (“blank white writing tablet”), from albus (“white”).