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Oberammergau

[oh-ber-ah-mer-gou] /ˌoʊ bərˈɑ mərˌgaʊ/
noun
1.
a village in S Germany, SW of Munich: famous for the passion play performed there every ten years.
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  • All the Oberammergau school-masters must be musicians, and all the peasants learn how to sing.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • But you would hardly find in Oklahoma what was found in Oberammergau.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • In 1845 the Oberammergau people, in unanimous enthusiasm, demanded to have Daisenberger appointed as their pastor.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Let's go to Oberammergau for our honeymoon, and don't let us ever go near the theatre again.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • I had hoped she could go to Oberammergau with me; but it is out of the question.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The people of Oberammergau are a humble, hard-working people.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • He was on terms of acquaintance 390 with people in high position everywhere, and was sometimes called "The King of Oberammergau."

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Oberammergau knows in such matters no law but each man's pleasure.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • This is what the cleanly Oberammergau women do every week during the Passion Play season.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • One of them is in charge of a branch of the business in England, the other in Oberammergau.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for Oberammergau

Oberammergau

/German oːbərˈamərɡau/
noun
1.
a village in S Germany, in Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps: famous for its Passion Play, performed by the villagers every ten years (except during the World Wars) since 1634, in thanksgiving for the end of the Black Death. Pop: 5363 (2003 est)
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