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US /ˈæl.bəm/ 
UK /ˈæl.bəm/ 

a CD, record, or cassette with several songs or pieces of music on it

Persian equivalent: 



release a new album

انتشار یک آلبوم جدید

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


album S3 W3 /ˈælbəm/ noun [countable]
 [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: 'unused surface for writing on', from albus 'white']
 1. a group of songs or pieces of music on a CD, tape etc:
   • The band plan to release their new album next week.
 2. a book that you put photographs, stamps etc in:
   • a photograph album

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


album[albumalbums] [ˈælbəm] [ˈælbəm]noun


1. a book in which you keep photographs, stamps, etc

• a photo album

• an online album (= a website where you can store and view photographs)

2. a collection of pieces of music released as a single item, usually on a CD, cassette, or on the Internet

• the band's latest album

• an online album (= an album that you can listen to on the Internet)

compare  single 

Word Origin:

early 17th cent.: from Latin, neuter of albus ‘white’ used as a noun meaning a blank tablet. Taken into English from the German use of the Latin phrase album amicorum ‘album of friends’ (a blank book in which autographs, drawings, poems, etc. were collected), it was originally used consciously as a Latin word.





listen to/enjoy/love/be into music/classical music/jazz/pop/hip-hop, etc.

listen to the radio/an MP3 player/a CD

put on/play a CD/a song/some music

turn down/up the music/radio/volume/bass

go to a concert/festival/gig/performance/recital

copy/burn/rip music/a CD/a DVD

download music/an album/a song/a demo/a video


play a musical instrument/the piano/percussion/a note/a riff/the melody/a concerto/a duet/by ear

sing an anthem/a ballad/a solo/an aria/the blues/in a choir/soprano/alto/tenor/bass/out of tune

hum a tune/a theme tune/a lullaby

accompany a singer/choir

strum a chord/guitar


form/start/get together/join/quit/leave a band

give a performance/concert/recital

do a concert/recital/gig

play a concert/gig/festival/venue

perform (BrE) at/in a concert/(especially NAmE) a concert

appear at a festival/live

go on/embark on a (world) tour


write/compose music/a ballad/a melody/a tune/a song/a theme song/an opera/a symphony

land/get/sign a record deal

be signed to/be dropped by a record company

record/release/put out an album/a single/a CD

be top of/top the charts

get to/go straight to/go straight in at/enter the charts at number one


Example Bank:

• His latest album comes out in the spring.

• I keep the photographs in an album.

• It's the singer's first solo album.

• She has not put out a new album this year.

• The band is working on a concept album about Nostradamus.

• The singer recorded her second album in Los Angeles.

• Their best-selling album has won three awards.

• Their new album has been getting good reviews.

• You can download an entire album with a click of a mouse.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary


album (BOOK) /ˈæl.bəm/
noun [C]
a book with plain pages, typically used for collecting together and protecting stamps or photographs:
a stamp/photograph album
We've put the best wedding photos into an album.

album (MUSIC) /ˈæl.bəm/
noun [C]
a CD or record, etc. that has several pieces of music on it:
Have you heard their new album?

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


 1) N-COUNT An album is a record with about 25 minutes of music on each side. You can also refer to a collection of songs that is available on a record, cassette, or CD as an album.
  Chris likes music and has a large collection of albums and cassettes.
 2) N-COUNT: oft n N An album is a book in which you keep things such as photographs or stamps that you have collected.
  Theresa showed me her photo album.


  1. Do you like taking photos? How often do you take photos? Do you usually show your photos to others?
  2. What subjects do you usually choose to take photos from?
  3. Do you like taking photos from children? Why? Why not?
  4. How many photos do you have in your family album/photo archive?
  5. When was the last time you printed a photo?
  6. Why do people take photos?
  7. Do you usually post personal photos on the internet? Do you ask for your friend’s permission (if they are on the photo)? Is it safe?
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