signorina


signorina

signorina [seen-yaw-ree-nuh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-nah] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural si·gno·ri·nas, Italian si·gno·ri·ne [see-nyaw-ree-ne] /ˌsi nyɔˈri nɛ/.

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

Origin of signorina 1810–20; Italian; diminutive of signora signora; see -ine1 Examples from the Web for signorina Contemporary Examples of signorina

  • This is a second-class ticket, signorina,” he observes, “and you are in first class.

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    Tim Parks

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  • Historical Examples of signorina

  • Signorina, there’s a boat coming in from Naples with Don Emilio in it.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • If the Signora really knew, could she take such a girl to live with the Signorina?

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • The Signorina is not the same, you are not the same, the French Signore is not the same.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • I have been on the terrace and to the Signorina in the garden.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • “Signorina, my father is dead,” he said, in a changed voice.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • British Dictionary definitions for signorina signorina noun plural -nas or -ne (Italian -ne)

    1. an unmarried Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone

    Word Origin for signorina Italian, diminutive of signora

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