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grand-uncle

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Definition of grand-uncle in English:

noun

Another term for great-uncle.
Example sentences
  • And my grand-uncles had a gospel quartet that would sing at church and community events.
  • Celebrants were Fr Joe Kennedy, a grand-uncle of Caroline, and Fr Sean Stokes, a relation of the groom.
  • The last member of the family who was involved in politics was my grand-uncle Joe Delaney, back in the 30s.

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