[greyt-uhng-kuh l]


a granduncle. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of great-uncle

Historical Examples of great-uncle

  • I have learned since that a certain ancestor—or was he only a great-uncle?

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • My great-uncle had particularly declared it should not be divided.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • Well then, my great-uncle, old Sir William, wished me to have it when I grew up.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • He stopped on seeing his great-uncle, and instantly assumed the mask of his smile.

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy

  • I want to tell you something more about your Great-uncle Thomas.

    True to His Home

    Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for great-uncle




an uncle of one's father or mother; brother of one's grandfather or grandmother
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