Meaning of “niece” in the English Dictionary

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"niece" in British English

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niecenoun [ C ]

uk /niːs/ us /niːs/

B1 a daughter of your brother or sister, or a daughter of your husband's or wife's brother or sister

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Examples

  • She only sees her niece occasionally, so she showers her with presents when she does.
  • We bought our niece an annual subscription to the tennis club.
  • My niece was showing me all the tricks that she's learned to do with her new magic set.
  • I bought my niece one of those toy dogs on wheels.

(Definition of “niece” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"niece" in American English

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niecenoun [ C ]

us /nis/

a daughter of someone’s brother or sister, or a daughter of someone’s husband’s or wife’s brother or sister

(Definition of “niece” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)