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

 

karaoke

 noun
noun
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 Origin 1970s: from Japanese, literally ‘empty orchestra’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: karaoke