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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 ?
That parrot one, I believe, is one of my great, great, great, great aunts.
Lloyd George knew my great aunt Jan Davies wrote in response to our recent photo of Lloyd George on Conwy Quay.
In Warsaw she discovers her great aunt Jadwiga was separated from her family once she escaped a ghetto; and in France she learns another great aunt, Michaela, had a terrifying flight to Switzerland to flee the Nazis.
Peacefully in hospital on 9th July 2015, aged 88 years, Connie, dear sister of the late Joe, Jim, Edwin and Alan, much loved friend, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt.
Suddenly but peacefully at Lindisfarne Nursing Home on February 8th, aged 90 years, Christina (Chris), dearly loved daughter of the late Archie and Louie of Edinburgh, sister of the late Joy Clark, Isa and Ella, a much loved aunt, great aunt and great great aunt of the family, appreciative friend of Marianne Porter and Janet Stafford of Birtley.
Being one of eight children she is a sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Beloved wife of the late Charles William Abraham, a much loved Great Aunt to Beverley, Great Great Aunt to Joe, Corrine and Lamishah, and Great Great Great Aunt of Umerrah and Ruby.
The youngster's great, great aunt from Canada, who had never met her, wrote: "Keane, I am your great, great Aunt Pat.
The only one I really like, Great Aunt Gabby, won't even be here.
ATHRILLER inspired by the murder of the author's great aunt by the Nazis in 1941 has just been published.
I think she would get along with my Great Aunt Vie, who's 86, perfectly," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Beloved daughter of Haswell and Amy, sister of Margery, Helen and David, much loved aunt, great aunt and great great aunt.