grand·​niece ˈgran(d)-ˈnēs How to pronounce grandniece (audio)
: a granddaughter of one's brother or sister

Examples of grandniece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She is survived by grandnieces, cousins, and other family members. Wesley Stenzel,, 7 Dec. 2023 Holly is survived by her grandnieces, Alexa and Ashley Jones; their father, Xavier Jones; and cousins Wanda Parsons Harris, Julie Adams Strandberg, Carolyn Adams-Kahn and Clinton Arnold. Variety, NBC News, 8 Dec. 2023 Today, under her grandniece’s management, Fisch’s shop and museum remains very much open. Ian Volner, Travel + Leisure, 30 Sep. 2023 The modern version of the show is more diverse: the island is run by Mr Roarke’s grandniece, Elena Roarke, played by Puerto Rican actor Roselyn Sánchez. Nicole Froio,, 9 Aug. 2023 The town is populated with familiars: her brother, her best friend, a new lover, a new grandniece. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 17 July 2023 The other grandnieces and nephews from other families send us a text with a picture or video thanking us. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 9 July 2023 Roth’s relationships with Norma Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver) — the estate’s haughty, shrewish, horny heiress — and Maya Core (Quintessa Swindell), her estranged, mixed-race grandniece whom Roth is instructed to train and educate, are preposterously contrived. Armond White, National Review, 24 May 2023 Back at the shelter, Lenia’s grandniece played gleefully at her feet. João Paulo Pires, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grandniece was in 1671

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“Grandniece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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grand·​niece -ˈnēs How to pronounce grandniece (audio)
: a granddaughter of one's brother or sister
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