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senhora

[ sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Portuguese si-nyaw-ruh ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔ rə /
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noun, plural se·nho·ras [sin-yawr-uhz, -yohr-uhz; Portuguese si-nyaw-ruhsh]. /sɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr əz; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔ rəʃ/.

a Portuguese term of address equivalent to Mrs., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or older woman. Abbreviation: Sra.

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Origin of senhora

1795–1805; <Portuguese, feminine of senhor
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