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 a karaoke machine; also : a form of entertainment involving the use of such a device (as in a bar)
Examples of karaoke in a Sentence
That bar has karaoke on Saturday night.
Recent Examples of karaoke from the Web
The 50-year-old Boulevard Tavern has live music, karaoke nights, a pool table, pinball machine and video games, plus sports memorabilia and a ton of flat-screen TVs.
Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave., will be open with karaoke starting at 8:30 p.m.
The karaoke rooms offer music lists with more than 35,000 songs in multiple languages.
This two-story waterside destination in the East Bank of the Flats is known for its 27,000-square-feet of entertainment, which includes pinball, bowling, shuffleboard and karaoke.
Casino Miami offers karaoke from 7-11 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Dean Hotel, 122 Fountain Street Pro tip: If you get buzzed enough, there's a hidden karaoke room a few steps away.
Which in turn means that, in the karaoke biz, technology moves fast.
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Origin and Etymology of karaoke
Japanese, from kara empty + ōke, short for ōkesutora orchestra
First Known Use: 1977
KARAOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of karaoke for English Language Learners
: a form of entertainment in which a device plays the music of popular songs and people sing the words to the songs they choose
KARAOKE Defined for Kids
Definition of karaoke for Students
: a form of entertainment in which a device plays music to which a person sings along
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