Definition of great-grandfather in English:

great-grandfather

noun

  • The father of one's grandmother or grandfather.

    • ‘The self-regard of these populations, he was convinced, would condemn them to the same fate as their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers.’
    • ‘It is a well-worn path, because his great-grandfather, his grandfather and his father were all policemen.’
    • ‘My father, my grandfather and great-grandfathers were musicians.’
    • ‘When he discovered what Clara had done, her father - my great-grandfather - cut her off immediately.’
    • ‘His great-grandfather, grandfather, father, and older brother Ned were physicians.’

Pronunciation:

great-grandfather

/ɡrātˈɡran(d)ˌfäT͟Hər/