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[gran-nees, grand-] /ˈgrænˌnis, ˈgrænd-/
a daughter of one's nephew or niece.
Origin of grandniece
1820-30; grand- + niece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She is a grandniece of mine; her father died some years ago, her mother three years since, and naturally she came to me.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • Mother said you were up on the Bay then at your grandniece's—pretty girl.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Being the Dean's grandniece, she considered herself unconsciously a privileged person.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm Izola Forrester
  • The chest A. was not to be opened until the eldest son of his grandniece, Lady Laura, should attain the age of twenty-five.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace & Philip Wharton
  • My grandniece had to give up her job so she could stay home and take care of me.

  • Aunt Henderson wondered greatly what sudden whim or inward purpose had brought her grandniece hither.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • And the girl young Kerrigan's going to marry really is a grandniece of the General's.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • He turned his back upon his grandniece sharply and went out of the door.

  • How dare Pros Passmore's grandniece carry a bright head so high, and flash such glances of liquid fire at her questioner?

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • "She's the only grandniece we can possibly get on such short notice," said Dr. O'Grady.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for grandniece


/ˈɡrænˌniːs; ˈɡrænd-/
another name for great-niece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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