How is the word ‘kiosk’ pronounced?

The ‘ki’ in the first syllable is pronounced like the word ‘key’, and the following ‘o’ sounds like the ‘o’ in ‘pot’, ‘hot’ and ‘got’. The final ‘sk’ is like the ‘sk’ in ‘skip’, ‘skit’, and ‘skid’; the stress is on the first syllable. This is just one of the ways of pronouncing the word.

A kiosk is usually a small structure where newspapers and light refreshments like sandwiches and soda are sold; you usually buy these items through an open window. Thanks to cell phones, telephone kiosks are slowly disappearing.

Source: “The Hindu”   – Know Your English  Column –  Feb 12, 2008


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