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1. aunt

noun. ['ˈænt, ˈɔnt'] the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle.

Synonyms

  • aunty
  • maiden aunt
  • grandaunt
  • auntie
  • great-aunt

Antonyms

  • nephew
  • male sibling
  • granduncle
  • kinsman

Etymology

  • aunte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • aunte (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Aunt

  • st_laurent
  • poissant
  • laplant
  • toutant
  • pylant
  • coutant
  • schwandt
  • want
  • conte

How do you pronounce aunt?

Pronounce aunt as ɔnt.

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Sentences with aunt


1. Noun, singular or mass
Plan a day trip to visit your out-of-town aunt or your uncle in the nursing home.

Quotes about aunt


1. Why were you lurking under our window?""Yes - yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?""Listening to the news,"said Harry in a resigned voice.His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage."Listening to the news! Again?""Well, it changes every day, you see,"said Harry.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. Aunt Mercy put down her tiles, one at a time. I-T-C-H-I-N.Aunt Grace leaned closer to the board, squinting. "Mercy Lynne, you're cheatin' again! What kinda word is that? Use it in a sentence.""I'm itchin' ta have some a that white cake.""That's not how you spell it."At least one of them could spell. Aunt Grace pulled one of the tiles off the board. "There's no T in itchin'."Or not.
- Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures

3. I had a dream about you. Flowers were overflowing in the cemetery, so we decided to have a picnic there. You brought apple pie, and I brought my Aunt Mildred, who’d been dead for some time and I just hadn’t gotten around to disposing of her body. I thought you’d think me both efficient and romantic, but it turns out you didn’t. You only saw the romantic side of my action.
- Jarod Kintz, Dreaming is for lovers

2. great-aunt

noun. an aunt of your father or mother.

Synonyms

  • aunty
  • grandaunt
  • auntie

Antonyms

  • granduncle
  • kinsman
  • great-uncle
  • benefactor
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