\ ˈgran How to pronounce gran (audio) \

Definition of gran

Examples of gran in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In true Disney fashion, though, all these things should be able to be enjoyed alongside not merely your date but also your wee, darling daughter (over whom the dancers will fawn) and your dear, old, great gran. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Best Irish: 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards," 26 Feb. 2021 Fans of The Farewell, about a struggling twenty-something in New York missing her gran in China, indeed might find superficial similarities between Nora From Queens and Lulu Wang's award-winning film. Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: 'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' and the Freshness of Angst-Free Asian Americans," 26 Feb. 2020 In a video posted by Daily Mail online, the Queen can be seen in the backseat of a Range Rover and sitting right next to the groom’s gran, peeping out of the window, is an adorable beagle. Southern Living, "Queen Elizabeth Spotted With Very Special Wedding Guest," 18 May 2018 My gran would tell me how my grandfather would turn himself into a cat at night. Alex Frank, Vogue, "Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gran

1829, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Gran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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