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[seyn-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rah] /seɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑ/
noun, plural señoras
[seyn-yawr-uh z, -yohr-, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rahs] /seɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr-, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑs/ (Show IPA)
a Spanish 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 señora
1570-80; < Spanish, feminine of señor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for senora
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  • They all went by the board in one batch, and took away from the senora in a day the greater part of her best pasture-lands.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • "Come, it is not so serious as all that, senora," said the Penitentiary.

    Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
  • The words had but just passed her lips, at that dreadful moment when the senora appeared in their presence.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Indeed, some of the junta who do not frequent the house of the senora have remarked it.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • The Jew's ducats are very heavy, and the bag containing them rather larger than a senora's night-cap.'

  • I fear that the hold of senora Mendez is somehow or other concerned with it all.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "Many pardons, senora," said the Stranger, halting a little before he came abreast of the stairway and lifting his hat.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • You do not think that he could be concealed by senora Mendez, then?

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • The senora did not come down; but Isabel and Luis and the doctor joined the breakfast party.

    Remember the Alamo Amelia E. Barr
  • "You were speaking of the music," replied senora Mendez to me in rich, full tones.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
British Dictionary definitions for senora


/sɛˈnjɔːrə; Spanish seˈɲora/
noun (pl) -ras (-rəz; Spanish) (-ras)
a married Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for senora

1570s, from Spanish señora "a lady; madam," fem. of señor (see senor). The Portuguese equivalent is senhora.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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