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Definition of Uncle

(noun) A brother or brother-in-law of an individual’s parent; a husband of an individual’s aunt.

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Syllabification: un·cle

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈəŋkəl/
  • British English – /ˈʌŋkl/

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Reference

Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Cite the Definition of Uncle

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “uncle.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/uncle/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “uncle.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/uncle/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“uncle.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/uncle/>.