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or great uncle (grāt′ŭng′kəl)
A brother or brother-in-law of one's grandparent. Also called granduncle.
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an uncle of one's father or mother; brother of one's grandfather or grandmother
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Noun1.great-uncle - an uncle of your father or mother
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
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[ˈgreɪtˌʌŋkl] Ntío m abuelo
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[ˌgreɪtˈʌŋkl] nprozio
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"You have said so," replied Elinor, "almost every day since they first met on High-church Down; and they had not known each other a week, I believe, before you were certain that Marianne wore his picture round her neck; but it turned out to be only the miniature of our great uncle."
It may be only the hair of some great uncle of HIS."
There was a family of Carters in Virginia who claimed close relationship with me; I was supposed to be a great uncle, or something of the kind equally foolish.
'Oh,' answered the wife, 'he is gone into the country to his mother's great uncle; he is going to stay there some time.'
It had been foolish modesty in him hitherto to conceal the fact that a branch of the Freelys held a manor in Yorkshire, and to shut up the portrait of his great uncle the admiral, instead of hanging it up where a family portrait should be hung--over the mantelpiece in the parlour.
he was therefore half brother to Nausithous, half uncle to King Alcinous, and half great uncle to Nausicaa.
He was in the West Yorkshire Regiment and Great Uncle Joseph, or Joe as we called him, was in the Durham Light Infantry but they were both together in the war.
A 26-year-old Murang'a man has allegedly hacked to death his grandfather and great uncle.
She explained: "My great great uncle, uncle Bertie as he's known, died in a diversionary battle the night before the Somme.
His quest was to find out whether his great uncle Morgan Watkin had actually met Lenin during his exile in Zurich before he became the revolutionary Soviet leader.
Two of my favorite childhood memories are visiting the 1964 New York World's Fair and going trash picking on the streets of Brooklyn with my great Uncle Martin.