oompah

[ oom-pah, oo m- ]
/ ˈum pɑ, ˈʊm- /

noun

a repetitious bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses.

adjective

marked by an oompah: oompah band.

Nearby words

  1. oolong,
  2. oom,
  3. oom paul,
  4. oom-pah,
  5. oomiak,
  6. oomph,
  7. oomycete,
  8. oomycota,
  9. oona,
  10. oont

Also oom·pah-pah [oom-pah-pah, oo m-] /ˈum pɑˌpɑ, ˈʊm-/.

Origin of oompah

First recorded in 1875–80; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for oompah

oompah

/ (ˈuːmˌpɑː) /

noun

a representation of the sound made by a deep brass instrument, esp in military band music
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