Adjective "karaoke" definition and examples

(Karaoke may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌkarɪˈəʊki/

Definitions and examples

noun

A form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which people take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone over pre-recorded backing tracks.
  1. 'they are holding a karaoke night'
  2. 'The ditties were belted out by participants in the town's attempt to set a world record for karaoke singing.'
  3. 'After a few drinks we mounted a quest to try and find the local karaoke bar.'
  4. 'Every karaoke bar is filled with people who want to sing this - but shouldn't.'
  5. 'That's because people are singing it in karaoke bars and things like that.'
  6. 'She is a full-time mum and housewife who enjoys singing at her local karaoke.'
  7. 'He was a Bolton Wanderers fan and enjoyed going to the pub to perform karaoke songs.'
  8. 'MEN are more romantic than women when it comes to singing love songs on karaoke nights.'
  9. 'Venues are shutting down, while pubs and bars are more interested in staging karaoke nights.'
  10. 'The function room is being redecorated, with new equipment for karaoke and live entertainment.'
  11. 'No one was there, so he took us around the corner to this karaoke bar and got us wasted.'

More definitions

1. an act of singing along to a music video, especially one from which the original vocals have been electronically eliminated.

More examples(as adjective)

"bars can be karaoke."

"clubs can be karaoke."

"lounges can be karaoke."

"equipments can be karaoke."

"systems can be karaoke."

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Origin

1970s: from Japanese, literally ‘empty orchestra’.