ki·​osk | \ ˈkē-ˌäsk How to pronounce kiosk (audio) \

Definition of kiosk

1 : a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (such as newspapers) or services (such as film developing)
2 : a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen a museum with interactive kiosks
3 : an open summerhouse or pavilion

Examples of kiosk in a Sentence

She sells souvenirs at a kiosk in the mall. You can pick up your plane tickets at one of the airport's kiosks.
Recent Examples on the Web The project includes a fuel center with nine covered pumps and a small kiosk for employees. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 8 June 2022 Just bear in mind there isn’t much else to do in the area beyond sitting on the beach, although a kiosk does sell coffee and ice-cream most days. David Nikel, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Trailhead has picnic tables and a map kiosk but no restrooms or water. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 This dish can be found at the I Heart Artichokes kiosk. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2022 The country's Congolese community has also called for protests at the Tropicália kiosk where Kabamgabe was killed. Nimi Princewill, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 The fuel station will include 20 gas pumps with a small kiosk where people can go inside to buy some groceries. Caleb Stultz, The Courier-Journal, 19 May 2022 All transactions are done by credit card online or at a kiosk in the store. Susan Dunne,, 23 Feb. 2022 When thinking through the customer experience with a kiosk, companies should be sure to request thorough testing opportunities to make sure the system performs intuitively for their users. Joe Oprosko, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of kiosk

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for kiosk

Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico

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“Kiosk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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ki·​osk | \ ˈkē-ˌäsk \

Kids Definition of kiosk

1 : a small light structure with one or more open sides used especially to sell merchandise or services
2 : a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen

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