from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A music entertainment system providing prerecorded accompaniment to popular songs that a performer sings live, usually by following the words on a video screen.
- n. The performance of such music.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of entertainment popular in clubs, at parties, etc, in which individual members of the public sing along to pre-recorded instrumental versions of popular songs, the lyrics of which are displayed for the singer on a screen in time with the music.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)
A particular pet hate is reality television, above all music talent shows like "The X Factor," which he described as "karaoke competitions."
Just having RZA come on stage and sing karaoke is pretty crazy.
I don't think you can call that karaoke ... karaoke is singing with instruments, preferably original tracks without the vocals.
Songs can be broken down into vocals and instrumentation for use in karaoke games.
The New Dominion Chorale offers one answer with its annual summer sings: four weeks of what one might term karaoke choral music, where everyone shows up with a score (or rents one on the spot) and reads through some of the greatest choral literature.
Sunday, October 7, 2007 4: 20: 00 AM CDT kat said ... oh god, deaf karaoke is almost as fantastic as the mom song!
And the weird thing about karaoke is that the better you are, the less likely people are to pay attention to you.
The traditional cool take on karaoke is that anyone can sing at them, so why bother?
I'll bet on you a lot of Filipino you called karaoke singer could top your american Idol. nicolas Fri, May 23, 2008 at 04: 57 PM EST pineda kid co wrote many songs from his old band The Zoo.
Why yes, I said 'karaoke' - I can't sing for crap, and I can't dance for worse ... but matociquala is strong, and she whipped me onto the floor to join herself and stillsostrange as backup singers/dancers/all-round goofs for jlassen's rendition of "Big Balls."