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Definitions of Niece

(noun) The female child (daughter) of one’s brother or sister or of one’s spouse.

Niece Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: niece

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /nEEs/
  • British English – /nEEs/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /nis/
  • British English – /niːs/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: nieces
  • Nephew is the male version of niece.

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Cite the Definition of Niece

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “niece.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 31, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/niece/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “niece.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 31, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/niece/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“niece.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 31 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/niece/>.