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2.
Singing without a live orchestra or band. Originally meaning "without orchestra," it is a combination of Japanese "kara" meaning "empty/bare-handed" as in "karate", and the "okee" sound from the first syllable of "orchestra" as pronounced by Japanese.
The guy who thought up karaoke created a bar owner's dream, because as patrons provide their own entertainment by singing along with a machine, management saves a fortune by not hiring talented musicians.
by Joe Rodolico February 09, 2007
 
1.
foreplay.
Let's do some karaoke!
by caterpillar123 October 25, 2010
 
3.
A Japanese word commonly mispronounced by Americans. See karate
Karaoke is pronounced Karah-Okay, not Cary-Okey.
by Ookpick GooseFrubba August 19, 2005
 
4.
The reason why I doubt whether God exists.
There is no God when every fucking town has a karaoke bar.
by WhatTheFuck? October 09, 2003
 
5.
Process by which one sings a song in front of a group of people, with only musical accompanient and scrolling words.
Don't stand. Don't stand so. Don't stand so close to me.
by MoonKnight November 29, 2002
 
6.
Japanese for Tone-deaf
That CD sucked! They're all karaoke
by ananomyous July 08, 2005
 
7.
Often associated with drunk folks who have no rythm what so ever and appear to be tone deaf
"look at the tone deaf, rythm-less ass singing karaoke"
by Chad? January 20, 2005