A form of entertainment in which a person acts out scenes from a movie while a silent version of the movie plays in the background. —adj. Also: movieoke bar.
Frustrated actors have a new outlet for their creative urges that until now was only available to their singing cousins: movieoke, karaoke's cinematic sibling.
The brainchild of film fanatic Anastasia Fite, movieoke offers a chance for those brave enough to take over from Robert De Niro in his "You talkin' to me?" monologue in "Taxi Driver," or to strut their stuff alongside Ben Stiller in "Zoolander."
Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, "Karaoke's cinematic offspring, movieoke, hits NYC," Reuters News, February 12, 2004
At Den of Cin, a campy Lower East Side basement venue, movieoke, a twist on karaoke where bar goers act out favorite scenes with a little help from friends and subtitles, is the new Wednesday night entertainment. While a similar concept has worked for "Rocky Horror Picture Show," can playing along with movies have the same entertainment power as music?
Daniela Gerson, "Karaoke Goes to the Movies," The New York Sun, January 12, 2004
Speaking into your PC's microphone, you can read the real movie script as it scrolls along your computer screen whether in your own voice, your best Bogie or, say, an imitation of Mr. Ed, the talking horse. As with karaoke, this provokes much hilarity. And you can save the dubbed dialogue to a hard disk or diskette so you can replay it for the amusement of your friends and family, or to send along to other Movieoke players.
Denise Caruso, "Adapt karaoke for CD-ROM and what do you have? A copyright problem, it seems," The New York Times, April 22, 1996
This term combines movie with karaoke, that now classic entertainment form in which amateur crooners sing along to vocal-less versions of popular songs. The word karaoke entered the language around 1979 after being imported from Japan, where it means "empty orchestra."