[kar-ee-oh-kee] /ˌkær iˈoʊ ki/
an act of singing along to a music video, especially one from which the original vocals have been electronically eliminated.
1979, Japanese, from kara “empty” + oke “orchestra,” shortened form of okesutora, which is a Japanization of English orchestra.
[kahr-uh; Russian kah-ruh] /ˈkɑr ə; Russian ˈkɑ rə/ noun 1. an arm of the Arctic Ocean between Novaya Zemlya and the N Russian Federation. /ˈkɑːrə/ noun 1. a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of Russia: ice-free for about three months of the year
[kar-uh t] /ˈkær ət/ noun 1. a unit for measuring the fineness of gold, pure gold being 24 karats fine. Abbreviation: k., kt. /ˈkærət/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy Also spelt […]
[kuh-rah-tee] /kəˈrɑ ti/ noun 1. a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by striking sensitive areas on an attacker’s body with the hands, elbows, knees, or feet. Compare , . 2. a sport based on this method of self-defense. /kəˈrɑːtɪ/ noun 1. n. 1955, Japanese, literally “empty hand, bare […]
[kuh-rah-tee-chop] /kəˈrɑ tiˌtʃɒp/ noun 1. a sharp blow used in karate, usually delivered by a slanting stroke with the side of the hand. verb (used with object), karate-chopped, karate-chopping. 2. to strike with a karate-chop.