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noun [countable] uncle pronunciation in British English /ˈʌŋk(ə)l/
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  1. the brother of one of your parents, or the husband of your aunt. You are his niece or nephew

    The business was owned by my uncle.

    a letter from Uncle Richard

    1. a.
      used by children in front of the name of a man who is a close friend of their parents

      How long have you known Uncle Phil and Auntie Carol?

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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