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 (grănd′ănt′, -änt′)
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another name for great-aunt
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(ˈgrændˌænt, -ˌɑnt)

an aunt of one's father or mother; great-aunt.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandaunt - an aunt of your father or mother
aunt, auntie, aunty - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
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References in classic literature ?
I've seen a Southerner on being introduced to the King of England hand that monarch, without batting his eyes, the information that his grandaunt on his mother's side was related by marriage to the Perkinses, of Charleston.
The ironic thing is, of course, if that these guests have been invited into your home now to socialise, to make small talk, to update the extended family on who's doing what, how Grandaunt Lucy's hip replacement went, and why little Johnny actually didn't get the place he wanted in the university he selected because he spent too much time on playing games on his smartphone in the first instance.
However, my grandaunt, would still prepare me a glass of milk every night and read me Chinese bedtime stories.
Salve Ragas-Dineros, Gray's grandaunt who watched the pageant on a screen set up at the Oas tennis court, was ecstatic.
The victim remains confined in a hospital and taken cared of by her paternal grandaunt.
I remember the house of my grandaunt near the church where we stayed after the visit to the shrine.
Morice is that educational biographer and Flora White (1860-1948), her great grandaunt, was a child-centered Progressive-era educator brave enough to critique G.
A grandaunt insists her grandchildren take exemplary care of her.
The touching narrative, Two Cats, Fat and Thin, telling how the loss of two wee, rubber cats, Fat and Thin; toys given to the author by an adored aunt, his grandaunt, overwhelmed not only his childhood, but served, as well, to foster an often distrustful disposition enduring well past childhood and on into his maturity.
Gernot Wieland's Thievery and Songs, 2016, a portmanteau of watercolor, clay animation, found images, potato prints, and staged performance shot on Super 8 film, embeds Holger into a narrative featuring a therapy session, a discussion about nasa, and the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Town Musicians of Bremen." Nested deeper is the chronicle of the artist's grandaunt being sold as a child under Nazi oppression during World War II.
While Ed Young's version is very similar to Tiger Grandaunt
Nutrient indexing of cotton and micronutrient requirement of cotton and grandaunt. In: Micronutrient Project Annual Report, 1993-1994.