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My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.
Anthony Doerr

Meaning of "sister-in-law" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SISTER-IN-LAW

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SISTER-IN-LAW

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sister-In-Law is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SISTER-IN-LAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sibling-in-law

Sibling-in-law is a gender-neutral term to refer to a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. A brother-in-law is the brother of one's spouse or the husband of one's sibling. A sister-in-law is the sister of one's spouse or the wife of one's sibling. Relative to a woman, the latter case is occasionally called a 'co-sister-in-law', as they are each the sister-in-law of the other's husband. For example, if Jacob and Esau are brothers, Leah being Jacob's wife, and Adah being Esau's wife, then Adah is Jacob's sister-in-law, Leah is Esau's sister-in-law, and Adah and Leah are co-sisters-in-law to one another.

Definition of sister-in-law in the English dictionary

The definition of sister-in-law in the dictionary is the sister of one's husband or wife. Other definition of sister-in-law is the wife of one's brother.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SISTER-IN-LAW

sissiness
Sissinghurst Castle
sissoo
sissy
sissyish
sissyness
sist
sister
sister school
sisterhood
sisterless
sisterlike
sisterliness
sisterly
sisters-in-law
Sistine
Sistine Chapel
sistra
sistroid
sistrum

WORDS THAT END LIKE SISTER-IN-LAW

attorney-at-law
attorneys-at-law
barrister-at-law
brother-in-law
brothers-in-law
bye-law
counselor-at-law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
father-in-law
fathers-in-law
heir-at-law
heirs-at-law
in-law
mother-in-law
mothers-in-law
pre-law
sisters-in-law
son-in-law
sons-in-law

Synonyms and antonyms of sister-in-law in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sister-in-law» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SISTER-IN-LAW

Find out the translation of sister-in-law to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

夫或妻的姊妹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuñada
570 millions of speakers

English

sister-in-law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहन जी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أُخْتُ الْزَوْجِ أَو زَوجَةُ الْأَخِّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свояченица
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cunhada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শালী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

belle-sœur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kakak ipar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwägerin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

義理の姉妹
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시누이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adhine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chị em vợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மைத்துனி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Baldız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cognata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szwagierka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

невістка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cumnată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουνιάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

suster -in-wet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svägerska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svigerinne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sister-in-law

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SISTER-IN-LAW»

The term «sister-in-law» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.418 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SISTER-IN-LAW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sister-in-law

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4 QUOTES WITH «SISTER-IN-LAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sister-in-law.
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Beth Ditto
In moments when I question if I should be having kids, I think of all those phone calls from my sister-in-law, in which, 3,000 miles away, I hear my nephews screaming for her attention. I tell her I have to go because I am packing to leave for Europe, and her tone flatlines: 'That must be nice.'
2
Anthony Doerr
My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.
3
Joyce Giraud
I wash my hair once a week. You can do that. I swear. My sister-in-law and all of my friends were like, 'I can't do that. It sounds gross.' Once you train your hair, it will do whatever you want it to do. And on day seven when it's too oily, you just put it in a ponytail.
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Charlotte Ross
This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SISTER-IN-LAW»

Discover the use of sister-in-law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sister-in-law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Forced to Be Family: A Guide for Living with Sinister ...
" This insightful, reassuring guide gives you the strategies and understanding you need to reestablish warm and loving relationships with the women who will always be closest to you.
Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, 2007
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Sister-In-Law Free with Wife
Quick Dollars is a man who wants to earn dollars the easy way by fooling people. He has a servant name Cents. Quick Dollars gives Cents all the dirty work and problems of his life, who handles it in a comical way.
Farokh Rustomji Kharas, 2012
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Hawaiian Dictionary: Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian
wshl ma. lama pipl wai.u. n. Dairy. wahi mpe. n. Bed (Hal. 132.3), place to sleep. wahi nana. n. Lookout. wahina. 1. nvs. Woman, lady, wife; sister-in-law, female cousin-in-law of a man; queen in a deck of cards; womanliness, female, femininity; ...
Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, 1986
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Mean Girls Grown Up: Adult Women Who Are Still Queen Bees, ...
Consider these situations, which were posted on various Web sites: ○ On www. babycenter.com, a young mother asked for help because her sister-in-law used her as a free babysitter, dropping her child off without notice. Numerous replies ...
Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, 2005
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The Healthy Marriage Handbook
2.20. criTical. SiSTer-in-laW. My husband's older sister visits us regularly, and I always feel uncomfortable when she's in our home. She seems to resent me, and I'm starting to resent her proprietary attitude when it comes to my husband.
Louise A. Ferrebee, 2001
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Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History
53 A story about a poor woman and her malicious sister-in-law, "The Twelve Months" is a subtype of the tale Warren Roberts analyzed in The Kind and Unkind Girls,S4 found worldwide in a variety of forms. From Roberts' paradigm of the ...
Amila Buturovic, Irvin Cemil Schick, 2007
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My Life with Bonnie and Clyde
A memoir by the sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow describes her experiences on the run with Bonnie and Clyde, supplemented by notes on Depression-era outlaw history and biographical information about the author and her accomplices.
Blanche Caldwell Barrow, John Neal Phillips, 2005
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Introduction
Sister-in-law (husband's sister). Bint ammi 11 ami Khiita d'goree Dalles DriffiSr mo chelT Mo phiuthai cheille Sliuyr my sheshey Chwaer ynnghy fraith Nananda Svigerinde. b Mands siister Maggona. b Systur Manns mins Svagerska ...
‎1871
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Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge: Vol.17
My sister-in-law. Sister-in-law. Sister-in-law. (b Man's sister.) Sister-in-law mine. Sister-in-law. H U H C' U (I “ My sister-in-law. My sister-in-law by courtesy. sister- in-law. »~._-¢. ..¢.-.v-. Amrat Silfati Y'chimti Khiitee Havse............ Ban mo yrihar.
‎1871
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A Random Act: An Inspiring True Story of Fighting to Survive ...
Traces the story of a mother of three who survived third-degree burns after an unknown assailant dropped a gallon of sulfuric acid onto her car, after which she endured countless surgeries and became an advocate for increased highway safety ...
Cindi Broaddus, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SISTER-IN-LAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sister-in-law is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sister-in-law didn't appreciate delivery support
DEAR CAROLYN: I know this will go away in a little while — but my sister-in-law had a baby this week (yay!), and three of the people she had asked to assist ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
2
Family Shame! Julia Roberts' Sister-In-Law Arrested After Bar Fight …
Just a few weeks after her mother's funeral, Julia Roberts has been rocked by another family tragedy: RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that her ... «RadarOnline, Jul 15»
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Breaking sister-in-law's confidence could cause havoc
DEAR CAROLYN: I recently found out my sister-in-law has purchased a vacation home in Florida … without telling my brother. She wants it to be a surprise for ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
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Man saves 8-year-old sister-in-law from drowning, police say
An 8-year-old girl nearly drowned at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman Saturday, July 4, 2015, before her brother-in-law dived in to save her. Stuart Johnson ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Gugs man gets life for killing sister-in-law
“Because he could not get to her, he drove to his sister-in-law Nomzame Ngcula's home in Cathedral Peak, Heideveld. “She had just got home and as she got ... «News24, Jul 15»
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Odd Mom Out's Jill Kargman Trades Parenting Tips with Sister-in
Her sister-in-law, Brooke (Abby Elliott), is straight out of Kargman's 2007 novel Momzilla on which the scripted Bravo comedy is based. Rich, blonde, entitled and ... «People Magazine, Jun 15»
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Sister-in-law on trial in woman's murder
Now her sister-in-law Mandeep Punia is on trial for second-degree murder, while sitting beside her in the prisoner's box is her husband Skinder, charged with ... «Toronto Sun, Jun 15»
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Dear Abby: Wife has been in love with sister-in-law for 25 years
Dear Abby: I'm a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14. I never acted on it until I met “Bob,” my common-law husband of 25 years. I fell in ... «SFGate, May 15»
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Italian male nurse shoots four people dead, including his brother …
The 48-year-old nurse, Roberto Murolo, killed first his brother and sister-in-law at home, according to Italian police, before killing two more members of the public ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Sister-in-law believes Donna Scrivo killed own son
Alison Furtaw doesn't want to believe her sister-in-law, Donna Scrivo, killed her nephew, Ramsay Scrivo. "But I do," Furtaw testified today, more than a week ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sister-In-Law [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sister-in-law>. Oct 2020 ».
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