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.

Answers distribution

"singing way"
"one man standing"
"musical spirit"
"empty orchestra"
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flagFinland
9%
0%
0%
90%
11
flagUkraine
11%
5%
11%
72%
18
flagSouth Korea
27%
0%
0%
72%
11
flagCzech Republic
10%
10%
10%
70%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
20%
0%
70%
10
flagSpain
20%
8%
4%
68%
25
flagItaly
23%
3%
11%
61%
26
flagthe Netherlands
9%
23%
5%
59%
52
flagFrance
12%
17%
7%
57%
40
flagGermany
21%
17%
5%
55%
118
flagUnknown
15%
18%
10%
55%
59
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
16%
7%
54%
260
flagCanada
23%
11%
15%
50%
26
flagPoland
23%
15%
10%
49%
9146
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
17%
13%
48%
29
flagthe United States
20%
15%
15%
47%
241
flagIndia
30%
8%
16%
44%
36
flagNorway
20%
20%
17%
41%
34
flagAustralia
0%
41%
25%
33%
12
flagSweden
30%
23%
23%
23%
13

Gender

men44%
women43%
"singing way"
23%
23%
"one man standing"
18%
21%
"musical spirit"
13%
11%
"empty orchestra"
44%
43%

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