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Definitions of Grandmother

  1. (noun) A female grandparent.
  2. (noun) A mother of an individual’s parent.

Grandmother Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: grand·moth·er

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈɡræn(d)ˌməðər/
  • British English – /ˈɡran(d)ˌmʌðə/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: grandmothers
  • A great grandmother (great-grandmother) is the grandmother of an individual’s parent.

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Cite the Definition of Grandmother

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grandmother.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 7, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/grandmother/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

grandmother. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/grandmother/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “grandmother.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 7, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/grandmother/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“grandmother.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 7 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/grandmother/>.