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Charles·ton 1

 (chärl′stən)
1. A city of southeast South Carolina northeast of Savannah on Charleston Harbor. Founded in 1670, it prospered as a port and became a major cultural center. The Civil War began here with the signing of the Ordinance of Secession (December 20, 1860) and the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861).
2. The capital and largest city of West Virginia, in the west-central part of the state. The city grew around the site of Fort Lee in the late 1780s.

Charles·ton 2

 (chärl′stən)
n.
A fast dance in 4/4 time, popularized in the United States in the 1920s.

[After Charleston1, South Carolina.]

charleston

(ˈtʃɑːlstən)
n
(Dancing) a fast rhythmic dance of the 1920s, characterized by kicking and by twisting of the legs from the knee down
[C20: named after Charleston, South Carolina]

Charleston

(ˈtʃɑːlstən)
n
1. (Placename) a city in central West Virginia: the state capital. Pop: 51 394 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a port in SE South Carolina, on the Atlantic: scene of the first action in the Civil War. Pop: 101 024 (2003 est)

Charles•ton

(ˈtʃɑrlz tən, ˈtʃɑrl stən)

n.
1. a seaport in SE South Carolina. 81,030.
2. the capital of West Virginia, in the W part. 55,730.

Charles•ton

(ˈtʃɑrlz tən, ˈtʃɑrl stən)

n., v. -toned, -ton•ing. n.
1. a vigorous, rhythmic ballroom dance popular in the 1920s.
v.i.
2. to dance the Charleston.
[after Charleston1, South Carolina]

Charleston

A lively dance with sidekicks from the knees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Charleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha riverCharleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
Mountain State, West Virginia, WV - a state in east central United States
2.Charleston - a port city in southeastern South Carolina
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
3.Charleston - an American ballroom dance in syncopated rhythm; popular early in the 20th century
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
Verb1.Charleston - dance the Charleston
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations

charleston

[ˈtʃɑːlstən] Ncharlestón m

charleston

nCharleston m
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