charlotte

noun

char·​lotte ˈshär-lət How to pronounce charlotte (audio)
: a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit, whipped cream, or custard) layered with or placed in a mold lined with strips of bread, ladyfingers, or biscuits

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To finish, there were local farm cheeses and two desserts — a charlotte, a Chantilly and génoise confection created by the hosts and dressed with fresh raspberries and blackberries from the garden, and a noisette cake made by Fouin. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Strom and Ken Caillat hit it off, too, and Caillat signed him to his Sleeping Giant Music Group, which tries to get artists’ songs featured in movies and on TV. ... Out supporting a good friend and big idol of mine here in #charlotte NC today! Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, 8 Mar. 2018 Best burger in the city.. #lookatthecrowd #charlotte #nc #brooksbrothers #noda #northdavidson #burgers #walkup A post shared by jonathanl77 (@jonathanl77) on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:49am PST 3. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, 15 Mar. 2018 Let’s start having incentives for our charlotte business, to hire more, plus lets also start having incentives and job placement programs for those who will follow through. charlotteobserver, 23 Aug. 2017 Some are closer to the historical charlotte, requiring all elements be made from scratch, while others still lean heavily on already-prepared ingredients. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2017 CHARLOTTE — Only seven teams in NBA history have produced four All-Stars in the same season. Anthony Slater, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2017 Charlotte: Donovan Mitchell, G, Louisville Mitchell's length, strength, and intensity will solve multiple issues the Hornets had last season. Mike Richman, OregonLive.com, 20 June 2017 All-Star showcase will help restore our battered reputation] [GAME IS BACK: Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game] Mike Reader, charlotteobserver, 3 June 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charlotte was in 1796

Dictionary Entries Near charlotte

charlock

charlotte

Charlotte

Cite this Entry

“Charlotte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charlotte. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Charlotte

geographical name

Char·​lotte ˈshär-lət How to pronounce Charlotte (audio)
city in southern North Carolina near the border with South Carolina population 731,424

Note: Charlotte is the most populous city in North Carolina.

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