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flattop BS: Karaoke,isnt this music? (63* d) RE: BS: Karaoke,isnt this music? 15 Dec 04


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ETYMOLOGY: Japanese : kara, void, empty + oke(sutora), orchestra (from English orchestra).


http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=43316&dict=CALD

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Definition
karaoke   [Show phonetics]
noun [U]
a form of entertainment, originally from Japan, in which recordings of the music but not the words of popular songs are played, so that people can sing the words themselves:
a karaoke bar/machine/night

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


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