n. A display whereby inebriates attempt to sing songs that were once or are now popular (the trend favouring the latter), aided by a badly recorded MIDI soundtrack and words flashing on a monitor. (often derogatory)
I know this bar on Bloor Street that has karaoke on Thursdays.
by Squire of Saskatoon November 26, 2005
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
a pastime consistin of singing in front of an audiance with the help of a telaprompter scrolling the lyrics and an intrumental and backup singing track
also singing in your car to the radio
by Karaoke superstar October 16, 2003
Lipsynching into the microphone with the background music and background vocals.
Karaoke is what every "artist" on MTV and B.E.T. is good at doing.
by AYB February 24, 2003
the sustenance of any Filipino party.
The party really started when all the old filipino ladies started singing "Top of the World" on karaoke.
by s.a.m. August 20, 2005
Singing accompanied by an instrumental soundtrack specifically made for "karaoke machines".

These soundtracks are usually songs in which the main melodic line has been removed (leaving ony the accompaniment intact.)

Karaoke is an agglutination of two Japanese words kara (empty) + oke (shortened version of okesutera/orchestra).
"Hey do you wanna go out for karaoke later?"
by Aec August 27, 2003
An event that allows you to see that you don't know a song as well as you thought you did, esp. for verses.
Even though the words were right there on the screen, I just couldn't figure out how to sing "Dancing Queen" for karaoke.
by Rusty Spell January 24, 2005
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