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 Her great-granduncle, Gustave Niebaum, founded Inglenook Vineyards in 1879 and helped establish Napa Valley’s reputation for quality wine. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 Elena is more empathetic than her granduncle, who was wise but a little harsher in his take on the human condition. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 Herb’s great-granduncle was the commanding officer of the 104th IL Infantry in the Civil War, and that relative’s grandson was killed in the Philippine Insurrection – for which he was honored by a gun battery in the Philippines bearing his name. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 29 May 2021 Lail was raised at Inglenook, the legendary estate founded in the late 1800s by her great-granduncle, Gustave Niebaum. Jill Barth, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Parents: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Origin: Louis, pronounced with a silent s, is a tribute to Prince William’s beloved great-granduncle, Louis Mountbatten, who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979. Vogue, 23 Feb. 2021 Adams remembers his grandfather getting porpoises in the lagoon, and another time his granduncle got one in the ocean. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 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, 24 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 19 Jan. 2022.

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