[sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah]
- a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a married woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.
Origin of signora
1630–40; < Italian; feminine of signore signore1
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Examples from the Web for signora
It reminded him of some Signora, whom he had known at Florence.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Signora, it is for you to say whether we shall go away or stay here.
If the Signora really knew, could she take such a girl to live with the Signorina?
And then my Patrigno came in at the door, and the Signora—she went away.
He had little doubt of his capacity to out-manoeuvre Emilio and the Signora.
- a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone
Italian, feminine of signore
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