Curacao is a liqueur of Dutch origin which is prepared from dried peels of a sour orange. It is pronounced, ''kyoor-uh-SO'', or ''kyoor-uh-SOU'' and rhymes with: acid snow, afterglow, aikido, alpenglow, apropos, art deco, art nouveau, audio, Baguio, Bamako, barrio, bay window, and others.
The correct pronunciation for the work Curacao is 'cure--uh--sow'. If you happen to live there, you will probably pronounce it as 'core-sow'. Local folk tend to say the names of places more quickly because they are used to saying it!