[ seyn-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh, seen-; Spanish se-nyaw-rah ]
/ seɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə, sin-; Spanish sɛˈnyɔ rɑ /
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noun, plural se·ño·ras [seyn-yawr-uhz, -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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Origin of señora
1570–80; <Spanish, feminine of señor
Words nearby señora
sennet, Sennett, sennight, sennit, señor, señora, señorita, sensate, sensate focus, sensation, sensational
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How to use señora in a sentence
"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.
The Senora Moreno's heart broke within her, when those words passed her lips to her adored Felipe.
"I suppose the man Alessandro has something he calls a home," said the Senora, regaining herself a little.
With some difficulty Jos explained his mother's disclaimer of the title of Senora, and the choice of names she offered to Ramona.
He feared to shock her by the sudden mention of the Senora's death; yet that would harm her less than continued anxiety.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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