signora


signora

signora [sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah] Word Origin noun, plural si·gno·ras, Italian si·gno·re [see-nyaw-re] /siˈnyɔ rɛ/.

  1. a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a married woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.

Origin of signora 1630–40; Italian; feminine of signore signore1 signore 1[sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re] noun, plural si·gno·ri [sin-yawr-ee, -yohr-ee; Italian see-nyaw-ree] /sɪnˈyɔr i, -ˈyoʊr i; Italian siˈnyɔ ri/.

  1. a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; signor.

Origin of signore 1 1585–95; Italian Latin senior; see senior signore 2[sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re] noun

  1. a plural of signora.

British Dictionary definitions for signore’s signora noun plural -ras or -re (Italian -re)

  1. a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone

Word Origin for signora Italian, feminine of signore signore noun plural -ri (-rɪ, Italian -ri)

  1. an Italian man: a title of respect equivalent to sir

Word Origin for signore Italian, ultimately from Latin senior an elder, from senex an old man

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