A painful form of 'entertainment' only to be attempted when very, very, very drunk. (see also tribute band)
Big John needs a good 8 pints before he is in the mood to murder Hotel California
by black flag June 02, 2004
Can you define these popular missing words?
Let's do some karaoke!
by caterpillar123 October 25, 2010
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
A Japanese word commonly mispronounced by Americans. See karate
Karaoke is pronounced Karah-Okay, not Cary-Okey.
by Ookpick GooseFrubba August 19, 2005
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
Japanese for Tone-deaf
That CD sucked! They're all karaoke
by ananomyous July 08, 2005
See American Idol.
I didn't know that the ideal American pop star should be a karaoke singer!
by sarcastic July 17, 2003
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