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 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,, 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

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Charlotte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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