Did you know …
The word karaoke is from Japanese kara, meaning "empty," and
ôkesutora, meaning "orchestra" pronounced and is pronounced
ka-ra-oke. It’s a form of entertainment in which amateur singers
sing along with recorded music (and/or a music video) using a microphone.
The music is typically a well-known pop song in which the voice of the original
singer is removed or reduced in volume. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video
screen, along with a moving symbol or changing color and/or music video images,
to guide the singer. In some countries, karaoke with video lyrics display
capabilities is called KTV. It is very commonly pronounced
kaeri-ouki leading people to also spell it
"kareoke"…… we spell it karaoke!