niece

noun \ ˈnēs \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018
1 : a daughter of one's brother, sister, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law
2 : an illegitimate (see illegitimate 1) daughter of an ecclesiastic

Examples of niece in a Sentence

  1. If he's my uncle, then I'm his niece.

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Origin and Etymology of niece

Middle English nece granddaughter, niece, from Anglo-French nece, niece, from Late Latin neptia, from Latin neptis; akin to Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew — more at nephew

NIECE Defined for English Language Learners

niece

  • : a daughter of your brother or sister


NIECE Defined for Kids

niece

noun \ ˈnēs \
: a daughter of a person's brother or sister


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