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 (o͞om′pä, o͝om′-) also oom·pah-pah (o͞om′pä′pä′, o͝om′-)
A rhythmic sound made by a tuba or other brass instrument.

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a representation of the sound made by a deep brass instrument, esp in military band music
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(ˈum pɑ, ˈʊm-)

also oom′pah-pah`,

1. a repetitive, rhythmic bass accompaniment in music typically provided by brasses.
2. marked by an oompah: an oompah band.
[1875–80; imitative]
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[ˈuːmpɑː] Nchumpa f
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