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oompah

[oom-pah, oo m-] /ˈum pɑ, ˈʊm-/
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, oo m-] /ˈum pɑˌpɑ, ˈʊm-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; imitative
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  • oompah bands often play, adding to the festive atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for oompah

oompah

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