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

First Known Use of Tin Pan Alley

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tin%20Pan%20Alley. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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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