[seen-yaw-ree-nuh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-nah]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for signorina
This is a second-class ticket, signorina,” he observes, “and you are in first class.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures
June 23, 2013
Signorina, there's a boat coming in from Naples with Don Emilio in it.
If the Signora really knew, could she take such a girl to live with the Signorina?
The Signorina is not the same, you are not the same, the French Signore is not the same.
I have been on the terrace and to the Signorina in the garden.
"Signorina, my father is dead," he said, in a changed voice.
- an unmarried Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone
Italian, diminutive of signora
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