Definition of "karaoke" []

  • A music entertainment system providing prerecorded accompaniment to popular songs that a performer sings live, usually by following the words on a video screen. (noun)
  • The performance of such music. (noun)
  • An entertainment of Japanese origin in which people take it in turns to sing well-known songs over a prerecorded backing tape (noun)

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  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "karaoke" in a sentence
  • "A particular pet hate is reality television, above all music talent shows like "The X Factor," which he described as "karaoke competitions.""
  • "Just having RZA come on stage and sing karaoke is pretty crazy."
  • "I don't think you can call that karaoke ... karaoke is singing with instruments, preferably original tracks without the vocals."