karaoke

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English[edit]

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Karaoke in an Irish pub

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese カラオケ (karaoke), from (から, kara, empty) + オケ (oke, orchestra), abbreviation of オーケストラ (ōkesutora), from English orchestra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæ.ɹiˌəʊ.ki/, /ˈkæ.ɹəˌəʊ.ki/ (anglicized)
  • (US) enPR: kâ'rē-ōʹkē, IPA(key): /ˌkæ.ɹiˈoʊ.ki/
  • (emulating Japanese) enPR: kä-rä-ō'kā, IPA(key): /kɑːrɑːˌokeɪ/

Usage notes[edit]

Pronounced both emulating Japanese (pure [ɑː] vowels, terminal [e̞], approximated by [ɛ] or [eɪ], “eh”), and, more commonly, in anglicized form ([æ] diphthong, terminal [iː], “ee”). Compare pronunciation of end of karate, which has undergone the same sound change, and of bokeh, which has not, as reflected in the spelling.

Noun[edit]

karaoke (countable and uncountable, plural karaokes)

  1. (uncountable) A form of entertainment popular in clubs, at parties, etc, in which individual members of the public sing along to pre-recorded instrumental versions of popular songs, the lyrics of which are displayed for the singer on a screen in time with the music.
    • 1993 March, Michael J. Wagner; Brick, John S., “Using Karaoke in the Classroom”, Music Educators Journal, volume 79, number 7, ISSN 0027-4321, JSTOR 3398617, page 44: 
      The karaoke has been well received by those who frequent the oriental cabaret scene and adopt its particular social behaviors such as conversation, companionship, being seen, and showing off.
    • 2006 February 24, Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher season 7 episode 2:
      American Idol will always have a place in my heart. It's where I met Clay. And what could be more exciting than televised karaoke?
    • 2008 December 9, Brian Raftery, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life, Cambridge: Da Capo Press, ISBN 9780306815836, LCCN 2008034271, OCLC 191926214, OL 17073509M, page 1:
      I was always split on Henley. Then I found out that he doesn’t want people to sing his songs at karaoke. In fact, Henley actually forbids karaoke companies from rerecording songs in his catalog.
  2. (countable) A karaoke session.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

karaoko (karaoke) +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

karaoke

  1. in a karaoke manner
    kanti karaoke
    to sing karaoke
    • 2004 July 9, Tani Hiroyuki, “Re: Asia esperanto”, soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet:
      Se vi ŝatas kanti karaoke, vi estas karaokulo.
      If you like to sing karaoke, you are a ‘karaoke-er’.
    • 2005 May, Riitta Hämäläinen, “KEF post kvin jaroj refoje en Finnlando”, Esperanto en Danio, volume 12, number 2, Dana Esperanto-Asocio, ISSN 0909-6124: 
      “La plej amuza programero estos verŝajne esperanta karaokeo kun la efektiva bando mem – se nur iu kuraĝos karaoke kanti “Ĉu vi pretas” kun Dolchamar”, ridetas Riitta.
      “The most fun event will be, it seems, Esperanto karaoke with the actual band itself – if only someone will have the courage to sing karaoke “Ĉu vi pretas?” with Dolchamar”, smiles Riitta.

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

karaoke

  1. rōmaji reading of カラオケ

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ka.ɾa.ˈɔ.kɨ/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ra‧o‧ke

Noun[edit]

karaoke m (plural karaokes)

  1. alternative form of karaokê

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English karaoke, from Japanese カラオケ (karaoke).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

karaoke m (uncountable)

  1. karaoke
  2. karaoke machine
  3. karaoke bar
  4. (slang, Chile) fellatio