grand·​child | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce grandchild (audio) \

Definition of grandchild

: the child of one's son or daughter

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So, what heirlooms will the Queen pass down to her other grandchildren like three-year-old Princess Charlotte? Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Royal Heirloom Baby Sussex Will Inherit From the Queen, According to a Diamond Expert," 4 Apr. 2019 His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Florence, two brothers, two daughters and three grandchildren. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Patrick Webb, FBI Expert on Terrorism, Helped Track Down Unabomber," 4 Jan. 2019 He is survived by his daughter Helen and two grandchildren, Ethan and Susan. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/1," 1 July 2018 Surviving besides daughter Cristin Popelier Hosmer, and son Brian Hosmer, two grandchildren and Carol Popelier's brother, Dan Sebold. Olivia King, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland County couple married for 43 years dies 9 days apart," 27 June 2018 In addition to his son Bennet, Mr. Heart is survived by another son, Simon; a daughter, Rachel Heart Bellini; and six grandchildren. Katie Hafner, New York Times, "Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89," 25 June 2018 Along with Lala, he is survived by wife Lisa, sons Easton and Brandon, daughter-in-law Cheryl and grandchildren Drayson and London. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Lala Kent Says Her Boyfriend Randall Emmett Asked Her Late Dad for Permission to Marry Her," 25 June 2018 Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Kathie, a former senior vp at Rogers & Cowan — Phil Donahue and Mario Thomas were the official witnesses at their wedding — daughter Kimberly and grandchildren Wyatt and Devon. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Richard Valeriani, Longtime 'NBC Nightly News' Correspondent, Dies at 85," 18 June 2018 Survivors include a daughter, Leigh Beach (Eric) and three grandchildren. John Wilkens,, "Larry Thomas, former press aide for Wilson and others, dies at 70," 12 June 2018

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1569, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grandchild

: a child of your son or daughter


grand·​child | \ ˈgrand-ˌchīld How to pronounce grandchild (audio) , ˈgran-\
plural grandchildren\ -​ˌchil-​drən \

Kids Definition of grandchild

: a child of a person's son or daughter

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