Definitions for karaokeˌkær iˈoʊ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ka•ra•o•keˌkær iˈoʊ ki(n.)

  1. the act of singing along to prerecorded music from a device that combines the voice and music and sometimes displays the words on a screen.


Origin of karaoke:

1975–80; < Japn, =kara empty +oke orchestra

Princeton's WordNet

  1. karaoke(noun)

    singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)


  1. karaoke(Noun)

    A form of entertainment popular in clubs, at parties, etc, in which individual members of the public sing along to pre-recorded instrumental versions of popular songs, the lyrics of which are displayed for the singer on a screen in time with the music

  2. Origin: From カラオケ, from 空 + オケ , abbreviation of オーケストラ, from English orchestra.


  1. Karaoke

    Karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment or video game in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and public address system. The music is typically a well-known pop song minus the lead vocal. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing color, or music video images, to guide the singer. In some countries, a karaoke box is called a KTV. It is also a term used by recording engineers translated as "empty track" meaning there is no vocal track.


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