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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A style of singing which became popular in Japan in the 1970s, whereby songs were recorded with full accompanimental backing but without vocal line, which could then be added by anyone...

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Karaoke

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 784 words.

The term karaoke derives from a Japanese portmanteau that translates loosely as “empty orchestra,” and refers to the practice of

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Peter Wilton.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 91 words.

Invented in Japan in about 1980, karaoke was formed of a hybridization of traditional ‘folk’ culture with modern technology.

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 101 words.

chokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee • adzuki

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 101 words.

chokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee • adzuki

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Karaoke

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 302 words.

A form of popular social singing from the late 20th century, using pre-recorded backing tracks. It originated in Kobe in the late 1970s and spread rapidly through Japan and around the...

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Karaoke

in Law in Everyday Japan

August 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law. 14333 words.

This chapter examines leisure though the lens of karaoke-based noise complaints, focusing on the social and legal reasons why people do not sue. It discuss the karaoke phenomenon and the...

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karaoke

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A style of singing which became popular in Japan in the 1970s, whereby songs were recorded with full accompanimental backing but without vocal line, which could then be added by anyone...

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Karaoke

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 146 words.

A popular feature of British pubs and clubs from the early 1980s, in the form of a pre-recorded track of

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Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 88 words.

A popular feature of the British pub and club from the early 1980s, in the form of a pre-recorded track

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karaoke

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 39 words.

A style of singing which became popular in Japan in the 1970s, whereby songs were recorded with full accompanimental backing

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