signore 1[sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural si·gno·ri [sin-yawr-ee, -yohr-ee; Italian see-nyaw-ree] /sɪnˈyɔr i, -ˈyoʊr i; Italian siˈnyɔ ri/.
- a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; .
Origin of signore 1 1585–95; Italian Latin senior; seesignore 2[sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re] noun
- a plural of .
signora [sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah] noun, plural si·gno·ras, Italian si·gno·re [see-nyaw-re] /siˈnyɔ rɛ/.
- 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 signoreRelated Words for signore , , , , Examples from the Web for signore Historical Examples of signore
He has the top floor—the one that Signore Almadi used to live in.
F. Hopkinson Smith
I have seen you pass by sometimes at the Mergellina, Signore.
The Signorina is not the same, you are not the same, the French Signore is not the same.
If you would like me to come, I will ask the Signore Marchese.
“A rivederci, Signore,” he added, pushing off the little boat.
British Dictionary definitions for signore signore noun plural -ri (-rɪ, Italian -ri)
- 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 signora noun plural -ras or -re (Italian -re)
- 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