WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ka•ra•o•ke /ˌkæriˈoʊki/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
a device that allows a person to sing along to the music of a song and record his or her voice, the original singing having been electronically eliminated.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 ka•ra•o•ke
(kar′ē ō′kē),USA pronunciation n.
an act of singing along to a music video, esp. one from which the original vocals have been electronically eliminated.
- Japanese, = kara empty + oke orchestra
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karaoke /ˌkɑːrəˈəʊkɪ/ n
Etymology: from Japanese, from kara empty + ōkesutora orchestra
- an entertainment of Japanese origin in which people take it in turns to sing well-known songs over a prerecorded backing tape
- (as modifier): a karaoke bar
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