grand·​daugh·​ter ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio)
: the daughter of one's son or daughter

Examples of granddaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 7, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter stepped out at the wedding of Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, and Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral in northern England. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 In addition to his two children, he is survived by a granddaughter. Alex Traub, New York Times, 6 June 2024 Despite being eliminated from American Idol, the 25-year-old granddaughter of the late Loretta Lynn is on a roll. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 4 June 2024 My granddaughter has asked me (her grandfather) to give her away at her upcoming wedding, as she is estranged from her father. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for granddaughter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of granddaughter was in 1608

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“Granddaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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grand·​daugh·​ter ˈgran-ˌdȯt-ər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio)
: a daughter of one's son or daughter

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