grand·​son | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio) \

Definition of grandson

: the son of one's son or daughter

Examples of grandson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Queen also celebrated another wedding day at Westminster Abbey: the April 2011 nuptials of her grandson Prince William to Kate Middleton. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2022 The death of Queen Elizabeth II comes as Hollywood watches another monarchy drama play out in its own backyard: the continuing rollout of her grandson’s media empire. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022 Each year, pilgrims converge in large numbers to the holy Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala ahead of Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day after Ashura, commemorating the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussein. Hadas Gold And Abeer Salman, CNN, 5 Sep. 2022 Mahler and his daughter Anna mourn the too early passing of his grandson. Marta Balaga, Variety, 25 Aug. 2022 Josh Gibson … his great-grandson, Sean, was a consultant. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2022 Wintour has three grandkids — one grandson, Oliver, 10 months, from her daughter Bee Shaffer and two granddaughters, Caroline, 5, and Ella, 3, from son Charles Shaffer. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 Part of that is the fact that Olivera's castmate Jake Austin Walker plays Sadusky's grandson, Liam. Nick Romano,, 9 Sep. 2022 The Queen's grandson, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, visited the monarch at her home in April of 2022, stopping by on their way to the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands. Sam Reed, Glamour, 8 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grandson

1573, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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grand·​son | \ ˈgrand-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio) , ˈgran- \

Kids Definition of grandson

: a son of someone's son or daughter

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