- an act of singing along to a music video, especially one from which the original vocals have been electronically eliminated.
Origin of karaoke
Examples from the Web for karaoke
The amenities include a fitness room, a sauna, a beauty parlor, and a karaoke setup.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel
December 20, 2014
We chatted with Samberg about all of that, bad wedding toasts, Billy Joel karaoke, and more.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
Hong Kong music is based on karaoke music, meaning simple beats, simple lyrics, enjoyable.Why Won’t Hong Kong Get Down With Hip-Hop?
June 10, 2014
Some started out as karaoke bar hostesses like Mei, or worked in massage parlors.China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages
April 14, 2014
They met at a karaoke outing, and he took her out to a candlelit Italian dinner on their first date.Inside China’s Mistress-Industrial Complex
Junheng Li, Bethany Allen, Ana Swanson
February 4, 2014
- 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
Word Origin and History for karaoke
1979, Japanese, from kara "empty" + oke "orchestra," shortened form of okesutora, which is a Japanization of English orchestra.