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[greyt-nees] /ˈgreɪtˌnis/
a daughter of one's nephew or niece; grandniece.
Origin of great-niece
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • And again Lord Dennis fixed his shrewd glance on his great-niece.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • “There, there,” Aunt Betty responded, as she put her arm about the shoulder of her great-niece.

    Dorothy's Triumph

    Evelyn Raymond
  • "Well, we will pass that point," his great-niece relented again.

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells
  • "I am Mrs. Scarsdale, Lady Diana's great-niece," she said quietly.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant David Dwight Wells
  • Well, since he calls me his great-niece, I suppose he is my grand-uncle.

    Eve to the Rescue

    Ethel Hueston
  • That girl, Saga, is great-niece to Nam, and you are besotted with her.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
  • "Your great-niece Elisabeth is out there, papa Gigonnet," whispered Mitral.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • The next day, Monsieur Conyncks of Cambrai came to fetch his great-niece.

    The Alkahest Honore de Balzac
  • "The viscountess is the admiral's great-niece," replied Camille.

    Beatrix Honore de Balzac
  • Great-Aunt Cantwell (who did not care for her great-niece) was accustomed to say.

    Mount Music

    E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
British Dictionary definitions for great-niece


a daughter of one's nephew or niece; granddaughter of one's brother or sister
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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