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Tin Pan Alley

noun [S] uk   informal us  
the people who write, perform, and produce popular music, especially those who were active in the first half of the 20th century
Translations of “Tin Pan Alley”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指20世紀上半葉的)流行音樂界…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指20世纪上半叶的)流行音乐界…
(Definition of Tin Pan Alley from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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