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signora

[ sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə; Italian siˈnyɔ rɑ /
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noun, plural si·gno·ras, Italian si·gno·re [see-nyaw-re]. /siˈnyɔ rɛ/.

a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a married woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.

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Origin of signora

1630–40; <Italian; feminine of signoresignore1
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British Dictionary definitions for signora

signora
/ (siːnˈjɔːrə, Italian siɲˈɲora) /

noun plural -ras or -re (Italian -re)

a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone

Word Origin for signora

Italian, feminine of signore
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