What does the word "karaoke" literally mean?

"singing way"
"one man standing"
"musical spirit"
"empty orchestra"
In Japan, it has long been common to provide musical en­ter­tain­ment at a dinner or a party. In 1971, Daisoki Inoue, a Japanese drummer mu­si­cian, made a tape recorder-­like machine that played songs for a 100-yen coin each - and leased them out so that the stores did not have to buy new songs on their own. Soon, new busi­ness­es called karaoke boxes, with com­part­ment­ed rooms, became popular.

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"singing way"
"one man standing"
"musical spirit"
"empty orchestra"
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flagSpain
20%
10%
0%
70%
20
flagUkraine
18%
9%
9%
63%
11
flagthe Netherlands
10%
23%
4%
60%
46
flagCanada
20%
13%
6%
60%
15
flagGermany
17%
18%
4%
58%
95
flagItaly
25%
5%
15%
55%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
19%
6%
53%
192
flagPoland
23%
16%
10%
48%
7565
flagthe United States
21%
15%
14%
47%
184
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
17%
14%
46%
28
flagFrance
20%
20%
8%
45%
24
flagNorway
21%
18%
15%
43%
32
flagIndia
34%
3%
18%
43%
32
flagSweden
27%
27%
18%
27%
11
flagAustralia
0%
50%
30%
20%
10

Gender

men43%
women42%
"singing way"
24%
23%
"one man standing"
19%
21%
"musical spirit"
13%
11%
"empty orchestra"
43%
42%

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