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Meaning of "oompah" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OOMPAH

oompah  [ˈuːmˌpɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OOMPAH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oompah is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OOMPAH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oom-pah

Oom-pah, Oompah or Umpapa is the rhythmical sound of a deep brass instrument in a band, a form of background ostinato. The oom-pah sound is usually made by the tuba alternating between the root of the chord and the 5th — this sound is said to be the oom. The pah is played on the off-beats by higher-pitched instruments such as the clarinet, accordion or trombone. Oompah is often associated with Volkstümliche Musik, a form of popular German music, and with polka. In triple time genres such as the waltz it is oom-pah-pah. The musical Oliver! contains a song named "Oom-Pah-Pah", which is named after the oom-pah. A more modern variation is the playing of contemporary pop and rock songs in an Oompah style, by bands such as Global Kryner and Oompah Brass who dubbed the style "Oompop".

Definition of oompah in the English dictionary

The definition of oompah in the dictionary is a representation of the sound made by a deep brass instrument, esp in military band music.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OOMPAH


culpa
ˈkʊlpɑː
feldspar
ˈfɛldˌspɑː
felspar
ˈfɛlˌspɑː
fluorspar
ˈflʊəˌspɑː
foo-pah
ˈfuːˌpɑː
grandpa
ˈɡrænˌpɑː
grandpapa
ˈɡrænpəˌpɑː
nonpar
ˈnɒnˌpɑː
oupa
ˈəʊpɑː
pa
pɑː
pah
pɑː
papa
pəˈpɑː
par
pɑː
parr
pɑː
pas
pɑː
Peckinpah
ˈpɛkɪnˌpɑː
secpar
ˈsɛkˌpɑː
spa
spɑː
spar
spɑː
subpar
sʌbˈpɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OOMPAH

oolith
oolitic
oologic
oological
oologist
oology
oolong
oom
oomiac
oomiak
oomph
oomycete
oont
oophorectomies
oophorectomise
oophorectomize
oophorectomy
oophoritic
oophoritis
oophoron

WORDS THAT END LIKE OOMPAH

Abdullah
ah
Allah
chuppah
chutzpah
dah
Deborah
Hannah
huppah
hutzpah
lah
Leah
noah
opah
Sabah
Sarah
shah
Utah
yeah
Zilpah

Synonyms and antonyms of oompah in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oompah» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OOMPAH

Find out the translation of oompah to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oompah from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oompah» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oompah
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oompah
570 millions of speakers

English

oompah
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oompah
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oompah
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oompah
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oompah
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oompah
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oompah
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oompah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

oompah
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

単調な低音の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oompah
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oompah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oompah
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oompah
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओम्पा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oompah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oompah
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oompah
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oompah
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oompah
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oompah
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oompah
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oompah
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oompah
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oompah

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OOMPAH»

The term «oompah» is regularly used and occupies the 97.653 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OOMPAH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oompah

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OOMPAH»

Discover the use of oompah in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oompah and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Little Bear and the oompah-pah
When the marching band plays at a town festival, Little Bear performs a surprise solo number that wins the hearts of the Maestro and of the townspeople.
Francesca Crespi, 1987
2
The English Jersey Cattle Society's Herd Book
Casares' DAISY. Whole colour, calved September 4, 1900 ; breeder Lord Calthorpe, bought by Mr. E. N. Casares for exportation to Buenos Ayres : sire Oompah's Tenda 6975, dam Rose of Sharon by Oompah 6004, g. d. Hillside Rose, Vol. ix., ...
English Jersey Cattle Society, 1908
3
Sing the South
It's the "oompah, oompah, oompah," of the music That a band's a-playin' somewhere down the street, That's a-doin' rag-time stunts along my heartstrings, That's a-pullin' and a-haulin' at my feet ; I'd like ter just head up an' foller after, A- takin' of ...
Judd Mortimer Lewis, 1905
4
Contemporary Verse
And signing letters, Just the same, although I know it clearly, I'm apt as not to write my name to rhyme with yours sincerely. OOMPAH By Daniel W. Troy Of all de music in de band I likes de oompah bes'; Its Oompah! Oompah! Oompah! jes'  ...
‎1918
5
Get 'Em Laughing: Public Speaking Humor, Quotes and ...
Oompah!” Moved by the enthusiasm, the Senator continued, “Better communications and utilities; better medical and hospital facilities.” The audience went wild! “Oompah! Oompah! OompahH” He finished by saying, “ We are your brothers and ...
E. Gene Davis, 2007
6
Antique Trader Royal Doulton Price Guide
$125 Cymbals, DB 107, dark green, red & yellow, from the Oompah Band series, 1991, limited edition of 250...................................... $525 Cymbals, DB 25, red, blue uniform & yellow cymbals, from the Oompah Band series, 1990, limited edition ...
Kyle Husfloen, Louise Irvine, 2006
7
Greater Iowa
Or to hear some fiddle screamin' Where the 'lectric lights are gleamln' But I'd rather hear the “oompah" Of the band. Oh. the "oompah, oompah, oompah" of the band. At £11110 State Fair 'twill be heard on every an . At Des Moines from August ...
‎1913
8
Introduction to English Linguistics
and oompah [UmpA...]. The latter verb will strike you as unusual; according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it means 'to play oompah music', as in the sentence: Outside the station a band ofjolly minstrels were oompah-ing a typically ...
Ingo Plag, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe, 2009
9
Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited
Brass bands Brass bands, or more exactly in this instance 'oompah bands', became part of the cultural battleground in the build-up to the key World Cup qualifying game. The scene was set by the construction in the press of the hotel the ...
Garry Whannel, 2008
10
Touch Monkeys: Nonsense Strategies for Reading ...
The oo of 'Oompah' is voiced again in the rest of the pumpkin's songs: ' Booompah' (l.3), 'Doo dee doo dee doooo' (l.i4), 'Carro-car- roo' (l.23). These are onomatopoeic, words that mean what they sound, as well as Deleuzian nonsense words, ...
Marnie Parsons, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OOMPAH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oompah is used in the context of the following news items.
1
'Modern' Elders in Full at TFCM
... and bugle calls, but the work is punctuated with other brief genre excursions as well: a moment of dirty jazz, a passing oompah band. «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jul 15»
2
Bavaria comes to London as Oktoberfest hits Wapping
A traditional oompah band will be playing a variety of rock and pop songs and there will be a selection of 'German-themed' games. oompah ... «EastLondonLines, Jul 15»
3
Opening date set for Bierkeller Cardiff, the city's new Bavarian-style …
The bar will offer all the traditional trappings of a German beer cellar, including long benches, an oompah band at weekends, bratwurst and ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
4
10 reasons to visit SLO County
As one promotion puts it, “Oompah at its best.” Oktoberfest 2015, Oct. 2-3, Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, (805) ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
5
Citadel Festival @ Victoria Park, London - 19/07/2015
The group of musical misfits are simply extraordinary; their mish-mash of brass and oompah are unforgettable to say the least. Near the Main ... «Gigwise, Jul 15»
6
That Time a KKK March Was Set to the Oompah Sounds of a Rogue …
When members of the Ku Klux Klan marched to keep the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina on Saturday, a clever objector came up with ... «Truthdig, Jul 15»
7
Cleveland 2015 Festival Guide: The best of the rest of summer …
The Bavarian fest will feature beer, German eats, oompah bands, sand statues, a German bazaar and the live-action "Das Glockenspiel.". «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
8
Restaurant Review: Der Wolfskopf, a German-style beer hall, taps …
The servers dress in jeans and sneakers and the music leans toward '60s rock instead of those infectious tunes by a live oompah band. «The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Jul 15»
9
Edelweiss offers German cuisine
Every weekend, the German polka party band Hammerstein plays authentic folk songs as well as American rock 'n' roll, oompah-style. «Thousand Oaks Acorn, Jul 15»
10
10th GIBRALTAR NATIONAL WEEK BEER FEST
The ticket price includes 10 beer vouchers and live entertainment provided by Area 52 and German Oompah Band. For further information ... «Vox Online News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oompah [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oompah>. Aug 2019 ».
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