how to pronounce karaoke


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the above transcription of karaoke is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

karaoke is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of karaoke in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a trip to a karaoke oh yeah Adam you …”

meanings of karaoke


  1. A karaoke session.
  2. 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.


  1. To perform karaoke.

karaoke frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word karaoke occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics karaoke can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that karaoke can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to karaoke


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