oompah-pah
noun see oompah

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oompah-pah — …   Useful english dictionary

  • oompah — /oohm pah, oom /, n. 1. a repetitious bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses. adj. 2. marked by an oompah: oompah band. Also, oompah pah /oohm pah pah , oom /. [1875 80; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • oompah — also oompah pah noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1877 a repeated rhythmic bass accompaniment especially in a band; also music featuring such accompaniment • oompah verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oompah — ☆ oompah or oom pah [o͞om′pä΄ ] n. [echoic] the sound of a repeated, rhythmic bass figure played as by a tuba in a marching band: also oom pah pah …   English World dictionary

  • oompah — oom•pah [[t]ˈum pɑ, ˈʊm [/t]] also oom′pah pah n. 1) pms a repetitive, rhythmic bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses 2) pms marked by an oompah: an oompah band[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • oompah — verb To produce an oom pah sound. ...the house filled with the sounds of Mario Lanza, or oompahing tubas …   Wiktionary

  • oompah — oom·pah …   English syllables

  • Oom-pah — For other uses, see Oom Pah Pah (disambiguation). Oom pah played by accordion on C major chord with alternate bass   …   Wikipedia

  • oom|pah — «OOM PAH», noun. 1. the low, continuous, puffing sound of a large brass instrument, as the tuba: »The ubiquitous beer halls echo to the oompah of brass bands (Newsweek). 2. Slang. a brassy, monotonous manner or style. ╂[imitative] …   Useful english dictionary

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