What does album mean?

album meaning in General Dictionary

A white tablet where any such thing ended up being inscribed as a listing of names etc

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  • a number of tracks released collectively; originally circulated on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with appealing record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
  • a novel of empty pages with pouches or envelopes; for arranging photographs or stamp collections etc
  • A white tablet where any such thing was inscribed, as a listing of brands, etc.
  • A register for visitors' brands; a visitors' book.
  • A blank book, which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of buddies, photographs, etc.

album meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Latin record "white shade, whiteness," neuter of albus "white" (see alb). In traditional times "a blank tablet upon which the Pontifex Maximus licensed the main activities of the year; a summary of brands." Revived 16c. by German scholars whoever customized was to hold an album amicorum of peers' signatures; meaning after that broadened into "book to collect souvenirs." Relating to Johnson, "a book which foreign people have traditionally been accustomed to insert autographs of celebrated individuals." Photographic records very first recorded 1859. Meaning "long-playing gramophone record" is through 1951, as the sleeves they arrived in resembled huge albums.


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album meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A white tablet where any such thing had been inscribed, as a summary of brands, etc.

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  • (n.) A register for site visitors' names; a visitors' guide.
  • (letter.) A blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of buddies, pictures, etc.

Sentence Examples with the word album

Parkinson, Album von Papua Typen (Dresden, 1894); F.

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