Definition of grandaunt in English:

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grandaunt

Pronunciation: /ˌɡrandˈant/

noun

Another term for great-aunt.
Example sentences
  • I reached the hospital on Wednesday at around 8 pm, where there was a cluster of aunts and uncles, and grand-aunts and grand-uncles I had never before seen, around the crumpled form of grandma.
  • ‘My grand-aunt worked all of her life until she passed,’ says Hamlet, 27, who came to Canada with relatives seven years ago.
  • But if he makes the noble gesture, a thankful nation will always remember a man made in the likeness of his illustrious grand-aunt, Constance.

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Syllabification: grand·aunt

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