- The rhythmical sound of deep-toned brass instruments in a band: [as modifier]: beer gardens from which oompah music thumped resoundinglyMore example sentences
- She was accompanied by a band that played oompah music, on a tiny stage, with the smell of fried potatoes wafting in from the kitchen.
- Southampton's city centre could echo to the sounds of oompah bands and smell of sizzling bratwurst and schnitzels this Christmas.
- In Town Hall Square there will be a dramatic feel to things, with performances from Keighley Amateurs and HYT, plus music from a Bavarian oompah band.
verb (oompahs, oompahing, oompahed)[no object] Back to top
- Make an ‘oompah’: the military band oompahed from the terraceMore example sentences
- There's this one lone bass oompahing up and down the square, clowning around like we're some sort of marching band instead of the be-all and end-all of big parades and he slips in the elephant dung.
- ‘Very good value,’ she oompahs, ‘very beautiful.’
late 19th century: imitative.
More definitions of oompahDefinition of oompah in:
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