brother-in-lawnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbrʌð.ə.rɪn.lɔː/ us /ˈbrʌð.ɚ.ɪn.lɑː/ plural brothers-in-law
Examples from literature
- He looked at his brother-in-law for a minute.
- Her family sat in an affectionately earnest row and adjured her—four married sisters, four blissful brothers-in-law, her attractive stepmother, her father.
- I seem to have heard that you did not like your brother-in-law, and that you were opposed to the marriage.
- That very morning, when his wife had attempted to condole with her brother-in-law, Prince Peter had observed a look of pain on his brother's face.
- Yet, as soon as she heard of the presence of her brother-in-law, she insisted upon seeing him.