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

Definition of grandchild

: the child of one's son or daughter

Examples of grandchild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the real test was Meghan's first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth II, who invited her on the royal train (an unprecedented honor even for her grandchildren) for a visit to Cheshire. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Harry & Meghan's 2nd wedding anniversary: Timeline of what went right – and what went wrong," 19 May 2020 This week our own Dani Blum interviewed five grandmothers about their experiences caring for their grandchildren right now. New York Times, "Grandparents to the Rescue," 16 May 2020 Mae's complaint said that her grandchildren were being bullied because of the incendiary show. Lindsay Denninger,, "Why Mae Capone Is Still Such A Mystery," 12 May 2020 At local theaters and in the West End, audiences often book tickets for the Christmas show as early as February, and grandparents bring their grandchildren, instilling a theater-going habit that might last a lifetime. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Will Theater Survive the Pandemic?," 12 May 2020 Butts knows one grandparent who’s a master gardener and sent materials and how-to info to her grandchild in advance of their call. Jamie Kiffel-alcheh, National Geographic, "How to foster relationships between kids and grandparents (and great-grandparents!)," 7 May 2020 In addition to his sister Sandie and her husband, Howe is survived by his son Michael and daughters Victoria and Ella, his three grandchildren Kira, Alexandria, and Aurora. Marcus Jones,, "Former Bad Company lead singer Brian Howe dies at 66," 7 May 2020 Usually, every year, the Queen and her grandchildren celebrate in-person together as most families do. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Kensington Palace Shared New Princess Charlotte Photos for Her Fifth Birthday," 1 May 2020 In her later years, Adele enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. Madeline Mitchell,, "Lives remembered: Cincinnati philanthropist and 'life of the party' Adele Schiff dies at 92," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of grandchild

1569, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Grandchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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