Translation of great-uncle in Spanish:

great-uncle

tío abuelo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɡreɪdˈəŋk(ə)l//ɡreɪtˈʌŋk(ə)l/

noun

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    tío abuelo masculine
    • They tried to convince Walter that his two great-uncles were thieves, and that Walter should tell them where the money was hidden.
    • Also in the room are stone blocks that belonged to Tracy's father and paper dolls made by her great-uncle, as well as a whimsical German Noah's ark and several black rag dolls.
    • Maybe it was just the fact that I grew up near the ‘old home places’ but I knew a great-uncle and a great-aunt when they were well into their nineties.
    • It's that month where you get to see all the family you never you knew you had - the intolerable cousins, the favorite aunt, the grandparents, nieces, nephews, uncles and even the great-uncle you thought had died last year.
    • She said: ‘I didn't know much about my great-uncle, he died so young and was the oldest of my grandmother's brothers.'
    • For a while he lived with his great-uncle and great-aunt, while his mother and grandmother worked for rich white families, in what he says were ‘considered prime jobs’ for blacks in the those days.
    • When she was younger her mother had shown her photographs of her great-uncle and told stories of him.
    • In the Native American language Fox, uncles, great-uncles, and nephews are all called by the same term.
    • In 1998 I visited the graves of two of my great-uncles in Northern France.
    • Well, I have a photo of those two great-uncles, probably from around 1919.
    • As if all that weren't enough, Ross has a host of uncles and aunts, great-uncles and great aunts all thinking the world of him, too - as well as all his father Paul's relatives.
    • He had learned his trade from a great-uncle, whose father had worked for the crowned heads of Europe before the evil plagues of Communism, Fascism and Socialism had swept most of them away.
    • Their thoughts are on their neighbours and families, with great-uncles figuring prominently in a couple of stories.
    • Technically, they are great-aunts and great-uncles, but when talking about them or addressing them directly, I call them aunt or uncle.
    • You reported that a couple of the great-uncles involved had drunk driving arrests.
    • Apparently my brother looks an awful lot like one of the great-uncles.
    • Jacob's Gift is a family album, containing portraits of the author's mother and two remoter relatives, great-uncles.
    • There are four pictures of her mum, plus her great-grandfather, her great-gran and two great-uncles.
    • Another of his great-uncles was called Richard, whose son drowned as a small child and whose wife was so upset by the loss she ended up in a mental asylum.
    • His grandfather and great-uncles had also served the Emperor.