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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!

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