Meaning of “Tin Pan Alley” in the English Dictionary

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"Tin Pan Alley" in British English

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Tin Pan Alleynoun [ S ]

uk /ˌtɪn ˌpæn ˈæl.i/ us /ˌtɪn ˌpæn ˈæl.i/ informal

the people who write, perform, and produce popular music, especially those who were active in the first half of the 20th century

(Definition of “Tin Pan Alley” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)