señora

[seyn-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rah]
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noun, plural se·ño·ras [seyn-yawr-uh z, -yohr-, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rahs] /seɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr-, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑs/.
  1. a Spanish term of address equivalent to Mrs., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or older woman. Abbreviation: Sra.

Origin of señora

1570–80; < Spanish, feminine of señor
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Related Words for senora

madame, dame, madonna, Frau, signora

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British Dictionary definitions for senora

señora

noun plural -ras (-rəz, Spanish -ras)
  1. a married Spanish or Spanish-speaking woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone
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Word Origin and History for senora

1570s, from Spanish señora "a lady; madam," fem. of señor (see senor). The Portuguese equivalent is senhora.

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