karaoke

karaoke

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Japanese カラオケ (karaoke), from (kara, empty) + オケ (oke, orchestra), a clipping of オーケストラ (ōkesutora), from English orchestra.

Pronunciation

  • (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/, /kɑːɹɑːˌokɛ/
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.

Noun

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.
  2. (countable) A karaoke session.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

karaoke (third-person singular simple present karaokes, present participle karaokeing, simple past and past participle karaoked)

  1. (intransitive) to perform karaoke

Translations

See also

  • a capella
  • KTV

Esperanto

Etymology

From karaoko (karaoke) +‎ -e.

Adverb

karaoke

  1. in a karaoke manner

Related terms

  • karaoka (of or relating to karaoke)
  • karaokejo (karaoke lounge)
  • karaoki (to sing karaoke)
  • karaokilo (karaoke machine)

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from English karaoke, borrowed from Japanese カラオケ (karaoke).

Noun

karaoke

  1. karaoke (form of entertainment)

Declension

Derived terms

  • karaokebaari (karaoke bar)
  • karaokelaite (karaoke machine)
  • laulaa karaokea (to karaoke)

Anagrams

  • korkeaa

Indonesian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.ra.o.ke/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ra‧o‧ké

Noun

karaoke (plural karaoke-karaoke, first-person possessive karaokeku, second-person possessive karaokemu, third-person possessive karaokenya)

  1. 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.
  2. A karaoke session.

Japanese

Romanization

karaoke

  1. Rōmaji transcription of カラオケ

Polish

Etymology

From Japanese カラオケ (karaoke).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.raˈɔ.kɛ/

Noun

karaoke n (indeclinable)

  1. karaoke
  2. karaoke pub

Further reading

  • karaoke in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

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

Noun

karaoke m (plural karaokes)

  1. Alternative form of karaokê

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English karaoke, borrowed from Japanese カラオケ (karaoke).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaɾaˈoke/

Noun

karaoke m (uncountable)

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

Further reading

  • “karaoke” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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