ki·​osk ˈkē-ˌäsk How to pronounce kiosk (audio)
: a small structure with one or more open sides that is used to vend merchandise (such as newspapers) or services (such as film developing)
: a small stand-alone device providing information and services on a computer screen
a museum with interactive kiosks
: 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 Meet at the trailhead kiosk at the main parking lot. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2024 Shoppers can find the kiosks at these 14 stores in Greater Cincinnati: 3760 Paxton Ave., Oakley (Hyde Park). Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 Plans show that the kiosk will employee approximately 15 to 20 employees with three to four baristas working at a time. Adrienne Davis, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 Additional restrooms, mobile concession kiosks, an open-air sports bar and lounge area, and wider concourses are also planned. Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for kiosk 

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Word History


Turkish köşk, from Persian kūshk portico

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiosk was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Kiosk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


ki·​osk ˈkē-ˌäsk How to pronounce kiosk (audio)
: a small light structure with one or more open sides used especially to sell merchandise or services
: a small structure that provides information and services on a computer screen

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