Meaning of “daughter-in-law” in the English Dictionary


"daughter-in-law" in English

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daughter-in-lawnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.tər.ɪn.lɔː/ us /ˈdɑː.t̬ɚ.ɪn.lɑː/ plural daughters-in-law

Examples from literature

  • He was exceedingly fond of his daughter-in-law, and never could speak of her without emotion. 
  • My daughter-in-law is good to me but she needs everything she makes. 
  • She owns nothing and is living in the home of her daughter-in-law who is kind to her and cares for her as best she can. 
  • The farewells of mother and daughter-in-law were cold. 
  • There arose at once the almost inevitable conflict between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. 

(Definition of “daughter-in-law” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daughter-in-law" in American English

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daughter-in-lawnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɔ·t̬ər·ənˌlɔ/ plural daughters-in-law /ˈdɔ·t̬ərz·ənˌlɔ/

the wife of a person’s son

(Definition of “daughter-in-law” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)