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
Other hours of note: Happy hour is from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday with specials that include $5 cocktails, and karaoke starts at 10 p.m. daily.
Bill Murray passionately delivers a karaoke take in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 Lost in Translation.
Blake Sheltonintroduced Smithworks vodka with a pre-festival karaoke event at WannaB’s on Lower Broadway.
Journey's army of devotees sang along with every radio anthem as if the concert were an exercise in collective karaoke.
Round 1 Bowling & Amusement stays open after regular shopping hours, with bowling, karaoke and a floor jammed with chiming, flashing arcade games.
Music by Flipper Dave, the Joey Sexton Band, Soul Tsunami, the Plural of Ruckus, the Kazoo Crew, Murderess Chanteuse, Scarlet and more, plus a beer garden, karaoke barn, arts and crafts tent and food.
An investigation led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reviewed an array of issues, including the use of a software tool to deceive government officials and an encounter at a Seoul karaoke bar in 2014, people familiar with the matter said.
CBS Boston reports karaoke DJ Bernie Del Llano recognized Ronald Duby Jr. at the North Chelmsford pub.
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Origin and Etymology of karaoke
Japanese, from kara empty + ōke, short for ōkesutora orchestra
First Known Use: 1977See Words from the same year
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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