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oompah

play
noun oom·pah \ˈüm-(ˌ)pä, ˈu̇m-\

Definition of oompah

  1. :  a repeated rhythmic bass accompaniment especially in a band; also :  music featuring such accompaniment

oompah verb


Variants of oompah

also oompah–pah play \ˌüm-(ˌ)pä-ˈpä, ˌu̇m-\

Origin of oompah

imitative


First Known Use: 1877


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