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signorino

[seen-yaw-ree-noh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-naw] /ˌsin yɔˈri noʊ; Italian ˌsi nyɔˈri nɔ/
noun, plural signorinos Italian, signorini
[see-nyaw-ree-nee] /ˌsi nyɔˈri ni/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conventional Italian title of respect for a young man.
Origin of signorino
1325-1375
1325-75; < Italian; diminutive of signore signore1; see -ine1
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  • signorino Marchesino, I do when I have any soldi to buy them with.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • There is that strange lady from the Prado that you took him to see, signorino.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • The signorino was always very good, and he gave her an afternoon off when she asked for it.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • The signorino is an American and he has an unpronounceable name.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • There were no ghosts, but what was the signorino doing all this while in an empty house?

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • However, he dared not attempt it as the signorino had said “Wait.”

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • “Oh, no, signorino—at least—I am not sure,” the man faltered.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • "signorino, you should trust me," returned the boy, sullenly.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • "But I asked you to accompany us, signorino," Gaspare exclaimed, reproachfully.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • You think I see nothing, signorino, but I saw it all in Maddalena's face.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

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