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noun kar·a·o·ke \ˌker-ē-ˈō-kē, ˌka-rē- also kə-ˈrō-kē, ˌkä-rä-ˈō-(ˌ)kā\

: a form of entertainment in which a device plays the music of popular songs and people sing the words to the songs they choose

Full Definition of KARAOKE

:  a device that plays instrumental accompaniments for a selection of songs to which the user sings along and that records the user's singing with the music; also :  a form of entertainment involving the use of a karaoke machine

Examples of KARAOKE

  1. That bar has karaoke on Saturday night.

Origin of KARAOKE

Japanese, from kara empty + ōke, short for ōkesutora orchestra
First Known Use: 1979

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with KARAOKE

KARAOKE Defined for Kids


noun kar·a·o·ke \ˌker-ē-ˈō-kē, kə-ˈrō-kē\

Definition of KARAOKE for Kids

:  a form of entertainment in which a device plays music to which a person sings along


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