Definition of extended family in English:

extended family

noun

  • A family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include grandparents and other relatives.

    • ‘In 1996, 21% of all people were living as a part of an extended family.’
    • ‘In extended families, the network of relatives acts as a close-knit community.’
    relatives, relations, blood relations, family members, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsmen, kinswomen, kindred, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, connections
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Pronunciation

extended family