oompah-pah

oompah

[oom-pah, oom-]
noun
1.
a repetitious bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses.
adjective
2.
marked by an oompah: oompah band.
Also, oompah-pah [oom-pah-pah, oom-] .


Origin:
1875–80; imitative

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oompah (ˈuːmˌpɑː)
 
n
a representation of the sound made by a deep brass instrument, esp in military band music

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