How is the word “Gyro” pronounced?

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“How do you pronounce “Gyro”?

This question is asked frequently, almost daily.  Often, it involves a couple of people debating the question and they come up to one of us and ask us, waiting eagerly for one or the other of them to be proven right in this long standing dispute as to the correct pronunciation.

Well, here is the answer.  To pronounce the word “Gyro” correctly, in Greek, one would say “Year-O”.  There, that was easy enough, wasn’t it?

However, it should be noted that to pronounce it “Jai-Ro” is technically not incorrect in the English language.  There is an instrument called a “Gyroscope” that is:

an apparatus consisting of a rotating wheel so mounted that its axis can turn freely in certain or all directions, capable of maintaining the same absolute direction in space in spite of movements of the mountings: used to maintain equilibrium and to determine direction

This video is as good to explain what a “Gyroscope” is and its uses.


So even though our Gyros don’t defy gravity as the devices shown in the video, they DO  hit the spot!  So come on down to Kyklos Greek Cafe and enjoy one of our amazing Gyros, the best one in Las Vegas!