Charleston

noun
Charles·​ton | \ ˈchärl-stən How to pronounce Charleston (audio) \

Definition of Charleston

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a lively ballroom dance in which the knees are twisted in and out and the heels are swung sharply outward on each step

Charleston

geographical name
Charles·​ton | \ ˈchär(-ə)l-stən How to pronounce Charleston (audio) \

Definition of Charleston (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city and port on the Atlantic in southeastern South Carolina population 120,083
2 city and capital of West Virginia located on the Kanawha River population 51,400

Other Words from Charleston

Geographical name

Charlestonian \ chär(-​ə)l-​ˈstō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Charleston (audio) , -​nyən \ noun

First Known Use of Charleston

Noun

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Charleston

Noun

Charleston, S. C.

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Time Traveler for Charleston

Time Traveler

The first known use of Charleston was in 1923

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Statistics for Charleston

Last Updated

4 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Charleston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Charleston. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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