カラオケ

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Blend of (kara, empty) and オーケストラ (ōkesutora, orchestra).[1][2]

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カラオケ (romaji karaoke)

  1. popular music remixed or arranged to remove the lead vocals, and played back for entertainment, allowing others to sing the lead part
  2. (broadcasting industries) a method of preparing recorded material for a music performer (a singer or instrument player) and playing it back when the performer performs
  3. a karaoke machine, a music playback machine that plays popular tunes with the lead vocals audio missing or removed, and often with a video screen showing the song lyrics highlighted in time with the music

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9