Definition of daughter-in-law in US English:

daughter-in-law

nounPlural daughters-in-law

  • The wife of one's child.

    • ‘Jewelry is still frequently passed down from mother to daughter or daughters-in-law at weddings.’
    • ‘Like most Indian women, she was the ideal daughter-in-law and wife.’
    • ‘The man would act has household head but delegate much of the domestic management to his wives, especially senior wives with several daughters-in-law.’
    • ‘She did also say, ‘Indian wives and daughters-in-law are expected to be able to cook,’ but for Av, the study of cooking went much further than just getting chicken vindaloo on the table for the evening meal.’
    • ‘One of her daughters and her daughter-in-law are also versed in culinary skills.’
    • ‘The wife named a place where the lower middle class families of the city sent their unmarried daughters along with bored daughters-in-law.’
    • ‘Mrs Nolan's sons Denis, Nicky and Joey, her daughter Mary, her sister May and daughters-in-law Eileen and Pamela were surprise guests on the day.’
    • ‘Among those who joined Denny and Marian on the night were sons Paul, Tony and Mark daughters Brenda and Ann, daughters-in-law, Caroline, Ann-Marie and Ruth and son-in-law Sean.’
    • ‘The couple celebrated with a family meal with their daughter, sons, son-in - law, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, where they all had a lovely time.’
    • ‘Mrs Kelly is survived by her sons Shem, Sean, Martin and Aidan daughter Kate, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and many friends.’
    • ‘Sympathy is extended to her son, Norman, her daughters, Eileen and Margaret, daughters-in-law Emma and Aileen and to all other family members and friends.’
    • ‘She added: ‘I wanted my daughters-in-law to be bridesmaids, my granddaughters to be flower girls and my grandsons to be page boys.’’
    • ‘The fate of daughters is to leave and make way for incoming daughters-in-law.’
    • ‘Predeceased by her husband Michael she is survived by her sons, daughters, brother, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and by other relations.’
    • ‘He is happier when he walks along with his wife, sons and a daughter-in-law.’
    • ‘Kathleen's passing is deeply regretted by her loving sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.’
    • ‘She is survived by her sons, Dan and Finian, daughters, Anne and Therese, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and relatives.’
    • ‘The deceased is mourned by his wife Margaret, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends.’
    • ‘Family sagas come no more epic than the story of Noah, his wife, three sons and three daughters-in-law, who survive serious global flooding to repopulate the earth.’

Pronunciation

daughter-in-law

/ˈdɔdər ən ˌlɔ/