grand·​niece | \ ˈgran(d)-ˈnēs How to pronounce grandniece (audio) \

Definition of grandniece

: a granddaughter of one's brother or sister

Examples of grandniece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her niece Tina Herbert is a lawyer, and a grandniece is graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law on Dec. 14. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Edna Smith Primus, Lawyer in Pivotal Rights Case, Dies at 75," 12 Dec. 2019 Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who lost a grandniece in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, has called for Muilenburg and the rest of Boeing's board to resign because of what Nader says is their role in the 737 Max crashes. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Boeing's CEO vows grounded 737 Max will fly again by end of year," 23 Oct. 2019 Also,four great grandnieces Julia,Macy, and Peyton Epstein and Cecilia Swift, five great grandnephews, Nathan Epstein, Eric, Ignatius, Damien,and Augustine Swift., "Mary R. Mayer," 13 Dec. 2019 Luce moved to Depoe Bay, on the north-central Oregon coast, around 1991 and lived there until 2015, according to his grandniece, Rebbekah Galindo. oregonlive, "William Luce, Oregon-born playwright, dies at 88," 12 Dec. 2019 In 1870, in the Utah Territory, Seraph Young, a grandniece of Brigham Young, became the first woman to legally vote in a federal jurisdiction. Stephanie Barclay, Twin Cities, "Stephanie Barclay: 5 myths about the Constitution," 11 Nov. 2019 By the end of the voyage the taciturn Rockefeller had fallen hard for one of those debs, Nancy Carnegie, a high-spirited Foxcroft graduate who was a grandniece of Andrew Carnegie, the steel industrialist. Meryl Gordon, Town & Country, "Inside the Remodeled Rockefeller Estate Known as Rockfields," 7 Nov. 2019 He is also survived by his grand nephews and grandniece – Keenan, Liam, Elliot Troddyn; Eli Bolton; Kora Kellet., "Deaths in South Florida: 10/3," 3 Oct. 2019 He is survived by his nephews Clifton O. Southard and Edward Draper, nieces Lynette Southard and Tiffany Gunter, grandniece Sidney J. Demings and grandnephews Miles Demings, Malcolm C. Demings and Ryan Gunter. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Tom Draper, Black Music Industry Pioneer, Dies at 79," 1 Nov. 2019

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandniece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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