Dictionary.com

tin-pan

[ tin-pan ]
/ ˈtɪnˌpæn /
Save This Word!

adjective
harsh, tinny, or clanging; noisy.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also tin-pan·ny [tin-pan-ee] /ˈtɪnˌpæn i/ .

Origin of tin-pan

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tin-pan in a sentence

FEEDBACK