[ sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Portuguese si-nyaw-ruh ]


, plural se·nho·ras [sin-, yawr, -, uh, z, -, yohr, -, uh, z, si-, nyaw, -, r, uh, sh].
  1. a Portuguese term of address equivalent to Mrs., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or older woman. : Sra.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of senhora1

1795–1805; < Portuguese, feminine of senhor

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Example Sentences

He grew up in Ouro Preto and would be there for a few days over the fiesta of Nossa Senhora do Rosário.

Senhora Vineiro was pale but composed when she saw the manner of death she was to die.

Here a gentle struggle seemed to ensue; for I heard the senhora coaxingly entreat her, while her companion steadily resisted.

What her companion replied I could not, however, catch, but only guess at its import by the senhora's answer.

I knew it well; it was the senhora herself; and the next moment I heard her voice.

The senhora was but seldom at home; and I remarked that Power rarely came to see me.


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