Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Tin Pan Alley

noun

Simple Definition of Tin Pan Alley

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

Full Definition of Tin Pan Alley

  1. :  a district that is a center for composers and publishers of popular music; also :  the body of such composers and publishers

1908

First Known Use of tin pan alley

1908


Learn More about tin pan alley


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Tin Pan Alley? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ