char·​lotte | \ ˈshär-lət How to pronounce charlotte (audio) \

Definition of charlotte

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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


geographical name
Char·​lotte | \ ˈshär-lət How to pronounce Charlotte (audio) \

Definition of Charlotte (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southern North Carolina near the border with South Carolina population 731,424

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

Examples of charlotte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Meet the loud-jacket-wearing, breakdancing Charlotte guy who advanced on ‘The Voice’ | Charlotte Observer," 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, "What are the best stops for food along Charlotte’s new light rail extension? | Charlotte Observer," 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, "Charlotte’s City Council District 1 candidates give their views on 4 key issues," 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, "The chill of it all: Icebox desserts a perfect ending to a summer meal," 27 June 2017 CHARLOTTE — Only seven teams in NBA history have produced four All-Stars in the same season. Anthony Slater, The Mercury News, "The case for Draymond Green and Klay Thompson as NBA All-Star reserves," 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,, "NBA beat writers mock draft: Trail Blazers land John Collins, Justin Patton, Jordan Bell," 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, "Here’s what the NBA commissioner hopes for when Charlotte hosts the All-Star Game," 3 June 2017 Charlotte grew faster than all but 10 cities in the U.S., adding some 15,656 residents in 2016, for a growth rate of 1.9 percent from the year before. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "This number shows why developers aren’t worried they’re building too many apartments in Charlotte," 26 May 2017

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Charlotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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