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another name for great-uncle
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(ˈgrændˌʌŋ kəl)

an uncle of one's father or mother; great-uncle.
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Noun1.granduncle - an uncle of your father or mother
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
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And so he made Mohegan the granduncle or grandfather of Oliver Edwards.”
The late great Lorenzo Tanada, who led demonstrations against the Marcos dictatorship, was a granduncle.
For Raza, the benchmark in ghazal singing is Ustad Barkat Ali Khan (his granduncle).
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday cut the tape at Kyebi to inaugurate a Memorial Centre in honour of his late maternal granduncle, Dr Joseph Boakye Danquah.
Kanyuko Wairimu from Kianderi village in Kahuro subcounty, Murang'a county, is said to have killed his grandfather Stephen Kanyuko and granduncle Ephraim Kamau.
My Granduncle Manny would invite us to Taipei; or him and my Uncle Alejo, my dad's brother, would visit Manila.
We stayed at my granduncle's place in South Delhi and wanted to see two new Amitabh Bachchan releases: Don and Trishul.
Varghese and my mother and of Mathew's daughter-in-law), and my granduncle C.K.
Indeed my granduncle Pat Flanagan was one of the few to survive the sinking of the HMS Cressy, hit by a German U boat along with two other cruisers off the Dutch coast a month into WW1.
Mitra and Ray treat the thresholds between the inner and outer worlds, particularly the courtyard portals where Apu's mother and, later, his granduncle linger disconsolately, with Fordian gravity.
Sharona Muir's brilliant debut novel is a closely interlinked, developing sequence of tales, narrated by Sophie, the sole member of her family's current generation who has inherited, in her case from Granduncle Erasmus, the gift of being able to see invisible animals--from the magnificent Foster Fowl who "appears like an azure wave" to a symbiotic limpet of the Beanie Shark that looks like a "beige porcelain frisbee." The trait can skip generations, move more or less randomly among genders, and is acknowledged as legitimate by family members not gifted with this miraculous ability.