great-niece

noun

Examples of great-niece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She is survived by five stepchildren, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, per her obituary. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 29 May 2024 Survivors include two nieces, Paula Stoller, of Towson, and Michelle Costa-Briggs, of Lutherville; a nephew, Matthew Costa, of Lutherville; a sister, Theresa Sansone Costa, of Lutherville; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2024 The documentary tracks down key players: biographer Herrera, along with historians Martha Zamora and Luis-Martín Lozano, Kahlo’s great-niece Cristina Kahlo and Rivera’s grandson Juan Coronel Rivera. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Aided by Andrés' great-niece Gabi (Ynairaly Simo), Vivo hits all the wrong notes in his quest to keep love alive, but his journey is a delight to watch. Kevin Jacobsen, EW.com, 5 Dec. 2023 During the pandemic, Warwick’s great-niece Brittani Warrick, a creative director, encouraged her aunt to spend more time on Twitter. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 Liz Hirsh Naftali, whose 3-year-old great-niece was taken captive after her parents were killed, said the fact that people are removing the flyers underscores the importance of speaking to the news media about the atrocities carried out across southern Israel last month. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 Quist, owner of The People’s Goods, is teaching her great-niece Montana how to ring up customers on the cash register. Will Lanzoni, CNN Money, 23 Sep. 2023 Think of Gerwig’s Barbie as Pee-wee Herman’s great-niece. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of great-niece was circa 1602

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“Great-niece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great-niece. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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great-niece

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