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[sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Portuguese si-nyaw-ruh] /sɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔ rə/
noun, plural senhoras
[sin-yawr-uh z, -yohr-uh z; Portuguese si-nyaw-ruh sh] /sɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr əz; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔ rəʃ/ (Show IPA)
a Portuguese term of address equivalent to Mrs., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or older woman.
Abbreviation: Sra.
Origin of senhora
1795-1805; < Portuguese, feminine of senhor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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