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- (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): /kɑːɹɑːˌokeɪ/
- Pronounced both emulating Japanese (pure [ɑː] vowels, terminal [e̞], approximated by [ɛ] or [eɪ]), and, more commonly, in anglicized form ([æ] diphthong, terminal [iː]). Compare pronunciation of end of karate, which has undergone the same sound change, and of bokeh, which has not, as reflected in the spelling.
- (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, Wagner, Michael J.; Brick, John S., “Using Karaoke in the Classroom”, in 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, Raftery, Brian, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life, Cambridge: Da Capo Press, →ISBN, 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.
- (countable) A karaoke session.
a form of entertainment
- (intransitive) to perform karaoke
- in a karaoke manner
- kanti karaoke
- to sing karaoke
- 2005 May, Hämäläinen, Riitta, “KEF post kvin jaroj refoje en Finnlando”, in Esperanto en Danio, volume 12, number 2 (in Esperanto), 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.
- karaoka (“of or relating to karaoke”)
- karaokejo (“karaoke lounge”)
- karaoki (“to sing karaoke”)
- karaokilo (“karaoke machine”)
- karaoke (form of entertainment)
|Inflection of karaoke (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)|
- 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.
- A karaoke session.
- Rōmaji transcription of
karaoke n (indeclinable)
- karaoke in Polish dictionaries at PWN
karaoke m (plural karaokes)
- Alternative form of
karaoke m (uncountable)