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granduncle

[grand-uhng-kuh l] /ˈgrændˌʌŋ kəl/
noun
1.
an uncle of one's father or mother; a great-uncle.
Origin of granduncle
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See grand-, uncle
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  • My granduncle was, after his own fashion, a man of his word, no doubt.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles H. Sylvester
  • Old Chatterton, the vicechancellor, is his granduncle or his greatgranduncle.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • After the death of my granduncle some of the family came to America.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • I wish I could run away with that double pair of buffalo horns that belonged to Dr. Gleason's granduncle or somebody.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester
  • Moreover at Easter Kunz was likewise to quit home, and go to Venice at my granduncle's behest.

  • But the granduncle had been very fond of the lad, and in his will he left Lafayette all his fortune and estates.

    Lafayette, We Come! Rupert S. Holland
  • I follow here the tale as told afterward by the servant to my granduncle's friends and relatives, and as I have heard it repeated.

    A Personal Record Joseph Conrad
  • When a mere boy he was sent to the court of his granduncle, Sten Sture the Elder, who was childless.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • His granduncle, Stephen Vail, had built the engines for the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.

    The Age of Big Business Burton J. Hendrick
  • While in London I met your granduncle, and from him I learned your history, and a bad one it is.

British Dictionary definitions for granduncle

granduncle

/ˈɡrændˌʌŋkəl/
noun
1.
another name for great-uncle
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