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oompah

[ oom-pah, oom- ]

noun

  1. a repetitious bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses.


adjective

  1. marked by an oompah:

    oompah band.

oompah

/ ˈuːmˌpɑː /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oompah1

First recorded in 1875–80; imitative

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