how to pronounce charleston


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charleston is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of charleston in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… seaboard New York Boston Charleston and …”

meanings of charleston


  1. A city, the county seat of Coles County, Illinois; after Charles Morton, its first postmaster.
  2. A city in Tennessee.
  3. A city, the county seat of Mississippi County, Missouri; after either nearby Charles Prairie or the city in South Carolina.
  4. The capital city of West Virginia, United States and the county seat of Kanawha County; perhaps after Charles Clendenin, the father of an early settler.
  5. A town in Maine; after Charles Vaughan, an early settler.
  6. A city, the county seat of Charleston County, South Carolina; after Charles II of England.
  7. A community in Nova Scotia.
  8. A neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City; after Charles Kreischer, son of Balthasar Kreischer, after whom the town was previously named (as Kreischerville).
  9. An area of Dundee, Scotland.
  10. A town in Utah; after Charles Shelton, an early settler.
  11. A town in Vermont; after a naval battle near the city in South Carolina; the town's early settlers were naval officers.
  12. A city in Mississippi, United States and one of the two county seats of Tallahatchie County.
  13. A village in Angus, Scotland; after Charles Henderson, proprietor of the village's land before its formation.
  14. A town in New York; after Charles Van Epps, an early settler.
  15. A city in Arkansas, United States and one of the two county seats of Franklin County.
  16. A town in South Australia.


  1. A dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina.


  1. To dance the Charleston.

charleston frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word charleston occurs in english on average 4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics charleston can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that charleston can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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