1. uncle

noun. ['ˈʌŋkəl'] the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt.


  • kinsman
  • great-uncle


  • female sibling
  • niece
  • captor


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

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Rhymes with Uncle

  • runkle
  • runkel
  • runckel
  • kunkle
  • kunkel
  • hunkele
  • gunkel
  • dunkle
  • dunkel
  • dunckel

How do you pronounce uncle?

Pronounce uncle as ˈəŋkəl.

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UK - How to pronounce uncle in British English

Sentences with uncle

1. Adjective
I am uncle rectangle, shaped like a door.

Quotes about uncle

1. My uncle worked in emergency wards dealing with people who came in with terrible injuries. He talked about the sketch shows they would put on to lighten the atmosphere. You often find this sense of grim humor in hospitals. The injuries people are suffering are ghastly. You have to laugh at something or you'd otherwise cry.
- Honeysuckle Weeks

2. 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

3. Do I look stupid?"snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2. great-uncle

noun. an uncle of your father or mother.


  • granduncle


  • kinswoman
  • aunty

3. uncle

noun. ['ˈʌŋkəl'] a source of help and advice and encouragement.


  • helper


  • nonworker
  • kinswoman


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