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Tin Pan Alley

noun

: an area in a city where people who write and produce popular music live and work

Full Definition of TIN PAN ALLEY

:  a district that is a center for composers and publishers of popular music; also :  the body of such composers and publishers
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First Known Use of TIN PAN ALLEY

1908

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