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There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, 'That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.' It's this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to live out on the big screen.
Skylar Astin

Meaning of "karaoke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KARAOKE

From Japanese, from kara empty + ōkesutora orchestra.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KARAOKE

karaoke  [ˌkɑːrəˈəʊkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KARAOKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Karaoke is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KARAOKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

karaoke

Karaoke

Karaoke (カラオケ?, bimoraic clipped compound of Japanese kara 空 "empty" and ōkesutora オーケストラ "orchestra") (/ˌkæriˈoʊki/ or /ˌkærəˈoʊki/; Japanese: ( listen)) is a form of interactive entertainment or video game in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music (a music video) using a microphone and public address system. The music is typically a well-known pop song minus the lead vocal. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing color, or music video images, to guide the singer. In some countries, a karaoke box is called a KTV. It is also a term used by recording engineers translated as "empty track" meaning there is no vocal track.

Definition of karaoke in the English dictionary

The definition of karaoke in the dictionary is an entertainment of Japanese origin in which people take it in turns to sing well-known songs over a prerecorded backing tape.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KARAOKE


choky
ˈtʃəʊkɪ
coky
ˈkəʊkɪ
croaky
ˈkrəʊkɪ
folky
ˈfəʊkɪ
hokey
ˈhəʊkɪ
hokey-pokey
ˌhəʊkɪˈpəʊkɪ
jokey
ˈdʒəʊkɪ
joky
ˈdʒəʊkɪ
Loki
ˈləʊkɪ
moki
ˈməʊkɪ
movieoke
ˌmuːvɪˈəʊkɪ
oaky
ˈəʊkɪ
okey-dokey
ˈəʊkɪˈdəʊkɪ
Okie
ˈəʊkɪ
pokey
ˈpəʊkɪ
pornaoke
ˌpɔːnəˈəʊkɪ
roky
ˈrəʊkɪ
roquet
ˈrəʊkɪ
smokey
ˈsməʊkɪ
smoky
ˈsməʊkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KARAOKE

karaism
Karaite
Karajan
karaka
karakia
Karakoram
Karakoram Pass
Karakorum
karakul
Karamanlis
karamu
Karan
karanga
karaoke bar
karaoke machine
karaoke night
karat
karate
karate chop
karateka

WORDS THAT END LIKE KARAOKE

a pig in a poke
bespoke
broke
Brooke
choke
coke
Cooke
go up in smoke
hoke
invoke
joke
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Pembroke
poke
smoke
spoke
stoke
stroke
the Big Smoke
woke

Synonyms and antonyms of karaoke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «karaoke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KARAOKE

Find out the translation of karaoke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of karaoke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «karaoke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卡拉OK
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

karaoke
570 millions of speakers

English

karaoke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कराओके
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَاراَوْكَهُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

караоке
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

karaokê
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারাওকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

karaoké
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karaoke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Karaoke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カラオケ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노래방
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karaoke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

karaoke
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கரோக்கே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कराओके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karaoke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

karaoke
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karaoke
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

караоке
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

karaoke
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καραόκε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karaoke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karaoke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karaoke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of karaoke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KARAOKE»

The term «karaoke» is very widely used and occupies the 7.007 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KARAOKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about karaoke

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10 QUOTES WITH «KARAOKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word karaoke.
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Jason Aldean
Now one thing I think is really lame, is if you're an artist and you go to a karaoke bar and sing your own song. I like to get up there and sing stuff that I would never sing on stage anywhere else. Like Neil Diamond.
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Eric Andre
I have a karaoke punk band called The Ungrateful Dead, but we don't exist yet.
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Skylar Astin
There are definitely times where I am listening to the radio, and I think, 'That would be awesome. I would love to sing that.' It's this weird karaoke fantasy that I might someday get to live out on the big screen.
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Skylar Astin
I cannot sing karaoke because it's hard and weird. If I actually tried to sing, I would probably sound good, and I think that's weird and not fun.
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Samantha Barks
I just sing the songs that people don't expect you to sing, because I just love having fun at karaoke and I'm always a bit nervous to sing something serious.
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Samantha Barks
When I was a 7-year-old girl, in my bedroom, on my karaoke machine, I would sing 'On My Own' or do a one-woman version of 'Les Miserables.'
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Kristen Bell
I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun.
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Jackie Chan
Sometimes I do need to go to karaoke, sometimes I need to relax.
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Gary Clark, Jr.
You know, I've never done karaoke, ever. It makes me nervous - I think it's the lack of the guitar and just a microphone.
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Jenna Dewan
I'm a huge karaoke fan. Oh my God. I'm one of those girls who don't give the mic away. It's a problem. I'm a closeted pop star.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KARAOKE»

Discover the use of karaoke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to karaoke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon
Originating in postwar Japan, karaoke soon spread to Southeast Asia and the West. Karaoke traces how it became a wildly successful social phenomenon that constantly evolved to keep pace with changes in technology and culture.
Xun Zhou, Francesca Tarocco, 2013
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Karaoke Capitalism: Daring to be Different in a Copycat World
An irreverent, eye-opening, and incisive guide to the social and cultural forces affecting business today--and how to navigate them successfully.
Jonas Ridderstråle, Kjell Nordström, 2005
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Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody
Karaoke Nights is both a keen observation on the external behavior of deejays, performers, and audience and an intimate portrait of the emotional rollercoaster that is the internal life of a karaoke singer.
Rob Drew, 2001
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Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke
A woman who could belt out a mean Bonnie Tyler. Bright Eyes Turn Around Bright Eyes is an emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack.
Rob Sheffield, 2013
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Pocket Karaoke
Ultragrrrl), Pocket Karaoke is the definitive, portable guide to making your next karaoke performance unforgettable -- in all the right ways.
Sarah Lewitinn, 2008
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Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing
Actually, the word karaoke, which preceded the advent of karaoke as we know it now and which came into use after the emergence of tape-recording, was a term used in the music industry, denoting an instrumental performance of a song ...
Shuhei Hosokawa, Toru Mitsui, 2005
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Real China: From Cannibalism to Karaoke
Real China travels through the heart of China, far away from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, in search of the real issues facing the Chinese people.
John Gittings, 1996
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Karaoke Fascism: Burma and the Politics of Fear
The first in-depth ethnography of the brutal regime in Burma.
Monique Skidmore, 2011
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in Search of A Voice: Karaoke and the Construction of ...
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Casey M.K. Lum, 2012
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Hit Me with Your Best Shot!: The Ultimate Guide to Karaoke ...
With lists of the best songs for all occasions, advice from World Karaoke Champions, awesome hand-drawn typography and illustrations, plus party scene snapshots of people singing their hearts out, this pocket-size resource will turn up the ...
Raina Lee, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KARAOKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term karaoke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japanese Game Show Has Women Jerking Off Men While They …
It's a game show where male contestants sing karaoke, while being masturbated by sexy female assistants, who occasionally dip their hands in ... «Popdust, Jul 15»
2
'Ant-Man' Star on Paul Rudd: 'He's the Godfather of the Karaoke
Marvel's "Ant-Man" finally allowed star David Dastmalchian to step away from his creepy film past ... and sing karaoke with Paul Rudd. «TooFab.com, Jul 15»
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Porn Star Karaoke at Sardo's - LA Times
Tuesday nights are Porn Star Karaoke nights at Sardo's Grill & Lounge in Burbank, the longtime haunt of the adult film industry. For the last 12 ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
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Clueless Karaoke comes to WYRK morning show | wivb.com
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Think of your favorite karaoke song. Now try to sing the lyrics correctly, without ever looking at the words. That's the ... «wivb.com, Jul 15»
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'American Idol' final season to audition karaoke-video contest winners
LOS ANGELES - "American Idol," in its 15th and final season on Fox, is opening a new digital door for aspiring singers to get a shot at ... «Superior Telegram, Jul 15»
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'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Denis Leary, Elizabeth Gillies' karaoke
'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' cast reveals their go-to karaoke songs. by Terri Schwartz at 02:07 PM on Jul 16, 2015 ... «Zap2it.com, Jul 15»
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Karaoke, DJs and more
Karaoke by Ta Da Entertainment, 9 p.m. to midnight, The Cellar Door, 5 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Throwback Thursdays. 301-695-8460. «Herald-Mail Media, Jul 15»
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9 Best Maroon 5 Songs To Perform At Karaoke, From Songs About …
If you are looking for a fun tune to sing along to during your next karaoke stint, look no further than Maroon 5's repertoire of music. Love 'em or hate 'em, you ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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'American Idol' Season 15 to Audition Karaoke-Video Contest …
“American Idol,” in its 15th and final season on Fox, is opening a new digital door for aspiring singers to get a shot at appearing on the show. «Variety, Jul 15»
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Singing Machine(R) Announces All New Digital Line of Karaoke
The Digital Download Lineup represents an upgraded version of the Company's Classic Karaoke Series, packed with notable new features that ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Karaoke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/karaoke>. Dec 2019 ».
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