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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flagFinland
8%
0%
0%
91%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
8%
16%
0%
75%
12
flagUkraine
10%
10%
10%
68%
19
flagSwitzerland
16%
16%
0%
66%
12
flagItaly
23%
3%
10%
63%
30
flagSpain
20%
10%
6%
62%
29
flagJapan
20%
6%
13%
60%
15
flagGermany
21%
17%
7%
53%
139
flagthe Netherlands
17%
22%
5%
53%
58
flagFrance
15%
18%
9%
52%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
17%
8%
51%
301
flagCanada
21%
14%
14%
50%
28
flagPoland
24%
15%
12%
48%
12017
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
18%
15%
48%
33
flagthe United States
20%
16%
14%
47%
257
flagIndia
32%
8%
16%
43%
37
flagNorway
19%
25%
16%
38%
36
flagUnknown
31%
15%
17%
35%
645
flagSweden
38%
14%
14%
33%
21
flagAustralia
0%
46%
23%
30%
13

Gender

men39%
women41%
"singing way"
26%
24%
"one man standing"
16%
20%
"musical spirit"
16%
13%
"empty orchestra"
39%
41%

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