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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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These shows bore me, and especially when they feature people who look like Oompah Loompahs out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Now he has gone, Everton's entire midfield is peopled with players who stand knee high to Oompah Loompahs.
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