señora

[ seyn-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rah ]
/ seɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑ /

noun, plural se·ño·ras [seyn-yawr-uh z, -yohr-, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rahs] /seɪnˈyɔr əz, -ˈyoʊr-, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑs/.

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.

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Nearby words

  1. seyhan,
  2. seymour,
  3. seymour, jane,
  4. sez,
  5. señor,
  6. señorita,
  7. sf,
  8. sfa,
  9. sfax,
  10. sfc

Origin of señora

1570–80; < Spanish, feminine of señor

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British Dictionary definitions for senora

señora

/ (sɛˈnjɔːrə, Spanish seˈɲora) /

noun plural -ras (-rəz, Spanish -ras)

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

senora

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

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