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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. 2017.
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  • "I am Mrs. Scarsdale, Lady Diana's great-niece," she said quietly.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant David Dwight Wells
  • "Well, we will pass that point," his great-niece relented again.

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells
  • "The viscountess is the admiral's great-niece," replied Camille.

    Beatrix Honore de Balzac
  • Well, since he calls me his great-niece, I suppose he is my grand-uncle.

    Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston
  • “There, there,” Aunt Betty responded, as she put her arm about the shoulder of her great-niece.

    Dorothy's Triumph Evelyn Raymond
  • That girl, Saga, is great-niece to Nam, and you are besotted with her.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
  • And again Lord Dennis fixed his shrewd glance on his great-niece.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • And so why had he imagined that she would prove to be the great-niece of Prudence Ball?

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • He had escaped that time, and wrote the brief note to his great-niece, Ann Ball—how familiar the name looked!

    Strangers and Wayfarers Sarah Orne Jewett
  • They both hoped their great-niece would be diligent, and prove a worthy pupil.

    Halcyone Elinor Glyn
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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