grandniece

noun
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 The only concession the comics have made to the passage of time is that Sharon is now Peggy's grandniece. Andrew A. Smith Tribune News Service, Star Tribune, "A handy guide to the characters of 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier'," 12 Apr. 2021 The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers’ great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. NBC News, "Part of Wright brothers’ 1st airplane on NASA’s Mars chopper," 24 Mar. 2021 The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers' great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. Marcia Dunn, The Enquirer, "From Ohio to Mars: Part of Wright brothers' first plane on NASA's Mars chopper," 24 Mar. 2021 Holdgreve’s great-grandniece, who grew up in Delphos. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Ida Holdgreve’s Stitches Helped the Wright Brothers Get Off the Ground," 16 Mar. 2021 The 66-year-old who lives in San Antonio's South side would only put her phones down to take her 2-year-old grandniece on a walk, cook chorizo and eggs for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and a casserole by dinner time. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "A grandmother was eager to get a Covid-19 vaccine. She called a hotline but no one answered for weeks," 11 Mar. 2021 Abigail Disney, a grandniece of Walt Disney, is one of the company’s founders. Brent Lang, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Queen’s Gambit’ getting turned into stage musical," 8 Mar. 2021 Ackerman did, however, manage to track down one relative — the grandniece of Roy and Nora. Washington Post, "With 1920 postmark, mail is delivered to Michigan home 100 years late," 12 Sep. 2020 Antoinette Leonard-Jean Charles, Marshall's grandniece, told CNN that Marshall had been admitted to the ER on March 27 after experiencing stomach pains related to a bowel obstruction. Rob Frehse And Ganesh Setty, CNN, "86-year-old who broke social distancing space in ER and grabbed IV pole died after being shoved, NYT reports," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of grandniece

1671, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2021

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“Grandniece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandniece. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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