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How do you pronounce coyote?

Do you say it with the e or without the e? My son and I are debating it.


Asked by Mom1Stepmom1 at 6:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2008 in Just for Fun

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Answers (13)
  • I say Ky-o-tee, so does my family and SO. We live in O-Hi-O :-)

    Answer by TeaAndrews at 9:14 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • well down here in South Ga, we pronounce it as KY-YO-TEE. -Sincerely Cyndi

    Answer by SuperbowlBoys at 6:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I'm form Long Island and I pronounce it KY-O-TEE

    Answer by teddybear515 at 6:20 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I'm from North Texas and I heard it pronounced KY-O-TEE until I met my husband who's from West Texas. Now I pronounce it KY-OAT.

    Answer by mims154 at 6:41 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • It depends on where you live. I've heard Ky -yo-tee and ky-yote. I don't know if there is an official correct pronunciation, but you'll hear it both ways.

    Answer by Nika75 at 6:43 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I found a dictionary link that gives audio pronounciation files. It lists both actually. I think we were more wondering which was more common, not which was accurate. Sorry I wasn't clear.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 6:45 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • In Michigan we pronounce it KY-O-TEE

    Answer by OldrWizrMom at 6:46 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • I live in Southern Indiana, as far south as you can get & I call it both. I've mostly heard it called a KY-OAT though.

    Answer by bassyentihw at 7:05 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • Here in the Southwest desert, they often say KY-OH-TAY, with a spanish accent. It is generally referring to illegal alien smugglers. Those kind of coyotes are also called scum-of-the-earth.

    Answer by 1-2caf at 7:08 PM on Oct. 7, 2008

  • ki-o-tee

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:35 PM on Oct. 7, 2008