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1. A music entertainment system providing prerecorded accompaniment to popular songs that a performer sings live, usually by following the words on a video screen.
2. The performance of such music.
[Japanese karaoke : kara, void, empty + alteration of ōke(sutora), orchestra (from English orchestra).]
a. an entertainment of Japanese origin in which people take it in turns to sing well-known songs over a prerecorded backing tape
b. (as modifier): a karaoke bar.
[from Japanese, from kara empty + ōkesutora orchestra]
ka•ra•o•ke(ˌkær iˈoʊ ki)
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.
[1975–80; < Japanese, =kara empty + oke orchestra]
A Japanese word meaning empty orchestra, used to mean the pastime of singing a popular song to a prerecorded backing tape.
karaoke[kɑːrəˈəʊkɪ] N → karaoke m
n → Karaoke nt