- karaoke:  The conceptual basis of this term, enthusiastically adopted in the West from Japan in the latter part of the 20th century, is of a backing or accompaniment waiting to be ‘filled’ by a singer or other soloist. In Japanese, it means literally ‘empty orchestra’: kara is ‘empty’ (it also appears in English karate , literally ‘empty hand’) and oke is short for okesutora – originally a Japanization of English orchestra.
- karaoke (n.)
- 1979, Japanese, from kara "empty" + oke "orchestra," shortened form of okesutora, which is a Japanization of English orchestra.
- 1. I sang a duet at a Karaoke bar.
- 2. He held a three-hour family Karaoke session in his hotel, belting out Sinatra and Beatles hits.
- 3. Recently, one brilliant company started installing karaoke machines in cars.
- 最近, 有一家聪明的公司开始在车子里装设卡拉OK机.
- 4. Shortly after its invention, karaoke was spread to the whole world.
- 不久, 卡拉OK这项发明便风靡全世界.
- 5. Most of the music in karaoke was popular music.
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