grand·​un·​cle | \ ˈgrand-ˈəŋ-kəl How to pronounce granduncle (audio) \

Definition of granduncle

: an uncle of one's father or mother

Examples of granduncle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adams remembers his grandfather getting porpoises in the lagoon, and another time his granduncle got one in the ocean. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, "Harbor porpoise bycatch near Point Barrow contributes to larger study on Bering Sea population," 3 Sep. 2020 But whereas his granduncle has a track record of operational performance and investing acumen, Rozek appears to have been a beneficiary of a confluence of events with a dash of humility. Fortune, "Warren Buffett's Grandnephew Skirts Comparisons and Beats the Market Anyway," 27 Dec. 2017 Constructed for an Astor and a granduncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this sprawling estate comes with a 19th-century mansion, equestrian center and a gardener’s cottage. WSJ, "A Hudson River Estate Built for American Royalty," 24 Aug. 2017 Kamil Hilbert, the bride's great-granduncle, was an architect of the cathedral's completion. Stephanie Linka, New York Times, "Stephanie Linka, Matthew Sharp," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of granduncle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Granduncle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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