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[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)
a conventional Italian title of respect for a young man.
Origin of signorino
1325-75; < Italian; diminutive of signore signore1; see -ine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But it will be a good day when I hear there the steps of the signorino and of you.

    Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson
  • The signorino has set off in his sandolo already with Antonio.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • And now his most high Eminence says the signorino was right.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
  • It was the one hobby of the signorino's that she regarded with disrespect.

  • signorino, let us get off the donkeys and leave them at the arch, and let us go in without any noise.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
  • signorino Marchesino, I do when I have any soldi to buy them with.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • On Monday evening, at the end of dinner, as she set the fruit before him, "The signorino will take coffee?"

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland
  • There is that strange lady from the Prado that you took him to see, signorino.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • The signorino was not in the house; he had gone up to the villa.

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

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton

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