great-aunt

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great-aunt

or great aunt (grāt′ănt′, -änt′)
n.
A sister or sister-in-law of one's grandparent. Also called grandaunt.

great-aunt

or

grandaunt

n
an aunt of one's father or mother; sister of one's grandfather or grandmother

grand•aunt

(ˈgrændˌænt, -ˌɑnt)

n.
an aunt of one's father or mother; great-aunt.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother
aunt, auntie, aunty - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
Translations

great-aunt

[ˈgreɪtˈɑːnt] Ntía f abuela

great-aunt

[ˌgreɪtˈɑːnt] nprozia
References in classic literature ?
Catherine knew all this very well; her great aunt had read her a lecture on the subject only the Christmas before; and yet she lay awake ten minutes on Wednesday night debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin, and nothing but the shortness of the time prevented her buying a new one for the evening.
She had a great aunt living in these very times called Lady Scadgers.
My mother wanted to make an officer of me; my father, a sub-deacon; my aunt, a councillor of inquests; my grandmother, prothonotary to the king; my great aunt, a treasurer of the short robe,--and I have made myself an outcast.
Then on the mother's side, Lady Stiltstalking is his great aunt.
That parrot one, I believe, is one of my great, great, great, great aunts.
She also gets to know and love her spirited great aunt through her diary, which accounts for her own rough first year homesteading.
Loving sister to the late Dorothy, Anne, Sydney (twin) Olive, Philip and Enid, a very dear Aunt, Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt and friend to many.
The Breakthrough Actor Of The Year reveals that his great aunt Grania isn't a fan.
Beloved wife of the late Ronald, loving sister, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.
Bahrain: Wild dogs have now savaged live poultry belonging to a Bahraini man, whose great aunt previously died after strays chased her out of her house into the path of an oncoming car.
Floral tributes are welcome and can be sent c/o Henry Ison & Sons 76-78 Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1FQ alternatively, donations may be made to the HYNES Sarah (Sally) Dearly loved Aunt, Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt and a very dear friend to many.
This took me back to the 1940s when, if anyone in our family was ill, my great aunt Etty would arrive with a beautiful coloured bottle in shiny orange cellophane wrapping.