grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər \

Definition of granddaughter

: the daughter of one's son or daughter

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And Pelosi's granddaughter was over the moon for the new speaker's votes. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Amazing Moments You Missed from the First Session of 116th Congress and Swearing-In Ceremony," 4 Jan. 2019 King also mentioned an alert his 7-year-old granddaughter apparently received on her iPhone about him that said some not-so-flattering things. Emily Stewart, Vox, "There are lots of reasons to worry about Google. Congress just picked the wrong one.," 12 Dec. 2018 Her granddaughter Zara Tindall, Princess Anne's daughter, is also an Olympic equestrian, and both Prince George and Princess Charlotte have begun riding lessons. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth Went for a Mother-Son Ride Around Windsor This Weekend," 19 Nov. 2018 The weddings of his two granddaughters have also stirred conversation around whether or not Japan should change imperial law to allow women members to ascend the throne. Noor Brara, Vogue, "All For Love: Japan’s Princess Ayako Weds Kei Moriya," 29 Oct. 2018 Here's my granddaughter Pepper at Clayworks in Baltimore. Fox News, "The life and legacy of Sen. John McCain," 28 Aug. 2018 The 23-year-old man convicted of abducting a woman, stealing her car and raping her while her granddaughter was nearby in a car seat was sentenced to 65 years to life in prison Friday by a Sacramento County judge. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Sacramento man, convicted of raping a grandmother, gets 65 years to life in prison," 29 June 2018 Her 5-year-old granddaughter was inside the house, and the last thing Phillips wanted was for the child to hear screams and come running. John Kass,, "Listen to the tales of Southern women and killer cats: The life you save may be your own," 21 June 2018 The bond between the Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law has been on full display lately., "We Have Photo Proof That Queen Elizabeth Is Absolutely Charmed by Meghan Markle," 19 June 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of your son or daughter


grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran-ˌdȯ-tər \

Kids Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of a person's son or daughter

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