Definition of son-in-law in US English:

son-in-law

noun

  • The husband of one's child.

    • ‘He is survived by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, brother, grandchildren and by other relations.’
    • ‘In this period women seem increasingly prone to protect their property rights (or even those of the family) against wasteful husbands, sons, or sons-in-law.’
    • ‘She is mourned by her sons, daughters, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sisters, all her relatives, and friends.’
    • ‘At the Chakravyuha's centre sit the sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren - ‘all as front line warriors’.’
    • ‘We never suspected that Neil was anything other than a loving father, a trusted son-in-law and husband.’
    • ‘Mourning Elizabeth are her sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘He is deeply regretted by his wife Julia, son, daughters, sister, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.’
    • ‘She is sadly missed by her sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘Sympathy is extended to his wife, his daughters, his sons-in-law, his grandchildren, all his neighbours, his wide circle of friends and his Kilcummin relatives.’
    • ‘Mr Lynch, who died peacefully at the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford, leaves his two daughters and sons-in-law and five grand-children.’
    • ‘Deepest sympathy is extended to her sons and daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, to her brothers, sisters nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.’
    • ‘He shares the house with his wife, his only daughter, his son-in-law and his two grandchildren.’
    • ‘She is survived by her sons, daughters, brother, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and by other relations.’
    • ‘They understood, as his son-in-law and daughter fled with their son from the city.’
    • ‘My father, brothers, husbands, son, daughters and sons-in-law have all served or are now serving in uniform.’
    • ‘I also have a daughter and a son-in-law who are medical doctors.’
    • ‘Sympathy is extended to her sons, daughters, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘Local people extend sympathy to Michael's wife, sons, daughters, sister, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘She is mourned by her husband Timmie, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.’
    • ‘With son-in-law Alistair and daughter Judith having problems, things don't look too promising.’

Pronunciation

son-in-law

/ˈsən ən ˌlô//ˈsən ən ˌlɔ/