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or great uncle (grāt′ŭng′kəl)
A brother or brother-in-law of one's grandparent. Also called granduncle.




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


[ˈgreɪtˌʌŋkl] Ntío m abuelo


[ˌgreɪtˈʌŋkl] nprozio
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Twelve years had passed since I had laid the body of my great-uncle, Captain John Carter, of Virginia, away from the sight of men in that strange mausoleum in the old cemetery at Richmond.
CECILY, WITH AN ANGUISHED GLANCE AT DAN:--"This is Great-uncle Robert King.
How his great-uncle, the rector, had encountered and laid the last ghost, who had frightened the old women, male and female, of the parish out of their senses, and who turned out to be the blacksmith's apprentice disguised in drink and a white sheet.
in the part of the country where your grandfather and your great-uncle Bidault belong, in the arrondissement of the deputy who wants to resign.
At the age of ten, on the death of his great-uncle, he succeeded to the peerage as Lord Byron, but for many years he continued to be heavily in debt, partly because of lavish extravagance, which was one expression of his inherited reckless wilfulness.
Dearly loved son of the late Lloyd Geoffrey and Ada, beloved brother of the late Susan, much loved uncle of Nicola, Jacqueline and Adam and great-uncle of Tomas, Samual, Jacob and Elena and friend to many.
WILLIAMS Derek Peacefully passed away at the University Hospital of Wales on Sept 13, aged 87 years; loving brother of Barbara and June, devoted uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
IT was a journey undertaken by his grandfather and great-uncle when they escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp.
On an emotional day visiting the village where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated, Charles said time had been a healer for him but his grief gave him a deep understanding of the hurt of others.
WEATHER WEA ALL HARRY Loving brother of Ethel, uncle of Kathleen and Sheelagh and great-uncle.
After her father's arrest, Marie-Laure and her great-uncle join the Resistance in Saint-Malo.
I doubt that Uncle John got to his Christmas card list this year so, as we approach the early fall months, the Mahan families wish all a very healthy, happy holiday and a very special thank you to the editor of The Item, to our great legislators, Paul Daly for your kind words, friends and especially Uncle John T's special friends, his Kirby Post brothers and sisters, Gerald Coppenrath for all his assistance with veterans' affairs and following up with our family with regards to flag markers and burial marker, the Greendale Men's Club, Turini's Diner and all those who helped our family pay tribute to a very special brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, great-great-uncle.