Tin Pan Alley

noun

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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1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tin Pan Alley was in 1908

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Tin Pan Alley

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Tin Pan Alley

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

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