Main Entry: dic·tio·nar·a·o·ke
Pronunciation: 'dik-sh&-"ner-A-O-ke
Definition: Audio clips from online dictionaries sing the hits of yesterday and today. The fun of karaoke meets the word power of the dictionary.


Green Eggs and Ham (5:27) by Dr. Seuss

My first Dictionaraoke piece. I had heard that the entire text of "Green Eggs and Ham" employs only 50 different words (it does!), so I thought this would be a good place to start. This track is a big hit on "Greasy Kids Stuff" on WFMU.

Boom Boom (2:29) by John Lee Hooker

One of the few Dictionaraoke pieces that samples the original recording. This track was played on the Dr. Demento Show in September, 2001.

We Like Repartee (3:50) by Vengaboys/Stark Effect

My ode to the dictionary. This track was also played on the Dr. Demento Show in September, 2001. Lyrics here.

I Got You Babe (2:47) by Sonny & Cher

Duet between Merriam-Webster and Microsoft Encarta.


I also did an interview about Dictionaraoke on NPR's "On The Media" program.