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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Both were the grandchildren of slaves, and born and raised in Council, N.C. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "His great-uncle died at D-Day in Normandy. Now this veteran, and his bandmates, will march there. | Charlotte Observer," 23 May 2018 Charles's wife Camilla also has five grandchildren. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Prince Charles Just Met His New Grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor For the First Time," 16 May 2019 But beyond his gigs at Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Show, the comedian is all about his wife, Marjorie Harvey, seven kids, and five grandchildren. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Steve Harvey and His Wife Marjorie Have Faced So Many Ups and Downs With Their Kids," 8 May 2019 There are three bedrooms and an upstairs room that serves as a dedicated play space for the grandchildren. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "A former California farmhouse redesigned to host the whole family," 31 Oct. 2018 But despite the significant Instagram clout in the room, the biggest stars were undoubtedly Jasper and Zelda, Bloomberg’s grandchildren. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Michael R. Bloomberg Was Honored at the Whitney Museum’s Gala and Studio Party," 14 Apr. 2019 Maybe my kids and future grandchildren will be spared — because one medical weenie decided to help. Paula Spencer Scott, Woman's Day, "I Participated in a Clinical Study to See if I Had Dementia — Here's What I Learned," 26 Mar. 2019 Working with Girard’s grandchildren, Maharam’s team uncovered the patterns during a trip to the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum a couple of years back. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Alexander Girard’s forgotten textile patterns find new life as rugs," 9 Nov. 2018 The queen's youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward, was the first member of the family to wear the replica at his christening in the private chapel at Windsor Castle in April 2008. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Louis' christening: Pippa, godparents arrive to honor third royal baby," 9 July 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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