grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio) \

Definition of granddaughter

: the daughter of one's son or daughter

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The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie is currently a direct at the gallery's London branch. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Visit to Somerset Today Has a Special Tie to Her Granddaughter Princess Eugenie," 28 Mar. 2019 The record company says Walker is survived by partner Beverly, daughter Lee and granddaughter Emmi-Lee. Gregory Katz, The Seattle Times, "Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76," 26 Mar. 2019 The Queen's granddaughter wore a vibrant red Andrew Gn dress, while Jack opted for a blue overcoat. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Beatrice Stuns in Navy Outfit for Christmas Church Service," 25 Dec. 2018 Anyway, in the end Strode, her daughter, and her granddaughter force Myers into the basement before revealing two more insane details of the house. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "The Custom Basement In 'Halloween' Is The Best Part Of This Sequel," 23 Oct. 2018 The impetus for her escape seems to have been the discovery that Martha Washington planned to give her, as a human wedding present, to her unkind and tempestuous granddaughter, Eliza. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Speaking Plainly About Slavery," 18 Jan. 2019 This year, the Queen has focused on ushering in a new era for the royal family—relinquishing important duties to her new granddaughter Meghan, who will now take over her role in the Young Leaders program. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Why the Queen Wasn't in Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Royal Family Photo," 13 Nov. 2018 This oddball—nicknamed Valetudo for the Roman goddess of health and hygiene, one of Jupiter's great-granddaughters—is possibly Jupiter's smallest moon, less than a kilometer in diameter. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered," 17 July 2018 Dick's great-granddaughter, Amy Paramore-Sheaffer, and her family live in the main house on County Road 658 west of Savannah. Michael Sangiacomo,, "Ohio Tiny Towns: Last living Johnny Appleseed tree is pride of Savannah (photos)," 6 May 2018

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1608, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of your son or daughter


grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio) \

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: a daughter of a person's son or daughter

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