How to pronounce
Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. Des Moines was named after the Des Moines River. This Mississippi tributary was called by the French colonists La Rivière des Moines, literally the river of the monks, probably referring to the Trappist monks who lived nearby.
The correct pronunciation of Des Moines is DE-moyn, with the letter e pronounced as dress. Both s are silent.
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