Definition of mother-in-law in English:

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mother-in-law

Pronunciation: /ˈməT͟Hər ən ˌlô/

noun (plural mothers-in-law)

The mother of one’s husband or wife.
Example sentences
  • Whenever possible, we go back to relieve his wife and my mother-in-law Judith of her bedside vigil.
  • The problem hit home to me early last year as my wife, my mother-in-law and I caught a taxi home from a party in a Bristol city-centre hotel.
  • Meddling mothers-in-law, couch-potato husbands, and disobedient kids make you laugh - and wince - because you share the frustrations of the actors on TV.

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Syllabification: moth·er-in-law

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