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or tin-panny

[tin-pan or tin-pan-ee] /ˈtɪnˌpæn or ˈtɪnˌpæn i/
harsh, tinny, or clanging; noisy.
Origin of tin-pan
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The tin-pan Mexican voice was empty of melody and full of rhythm.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
  • If I catch you at it again Ill sink your tin-pan of a boat if I get a chance.

    The Motor Boys Afloat Clarence Young
  • In this case the bees took the lead; the man with his tin-pan music kept the rear, and was soon at a respectful distance.

  • Nothing but his personal interposition prevented a drunken gang from giving Sedgwick a tin-pan serenade.

    The Duke of Stockbridge Edward Bellamy
  • Lath swords and tin-pan drums remained a part of our equipment for a year or two.

  • Lay Down Your Arms, the loudspeaker blared in another tune from tin-pan alley.

  • A straining voice in the sitting-room and the tin-pan tones of a piano were hushed, and out upon the veranda came several women.

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