Definition of karaoke noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkæriˈəʊki//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkæriˈoʊki//
[uncountable] (from Japanese)
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a type of entertainment in which a machine plays only the music of popular songs so that people can sing the words themselves a karaoke machine/night/bar Word Origin1970s: from Japanese, literally ‘empty orchestra’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: karaoke