great-uncle

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great-un·cle

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

great-uncle

or

granduncle

n
an uncle of one's father or mother; brother of one's grandfather or grandmother

great′-un`cle



n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.great-uncle - an uncle of your father or mother
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
Translations

great-uncle

[ˈgreɪtˌʌŋkl] Ntío m abuelo

great-uncle

[ˌgreɪtˈʌŋkl] nprozio
References in classic literature ?
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.
My particular interest stems mainly from the fact my two great-uncles, Jack and Richard Roberts, are included in the image.
paternal grandparents, Phillip and Donna LaFleur of Fitchburg; maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Ittner of Sterling; an uncle, Darrin LaFleur of Fitchburg; an aunt, Nikki Mooar of Fitchburg; and many cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles.
One of my great-uncles in Minnesota was killed by lightning while planting a field of corn in May 1915.