signore

1
[ sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr eɪ, -ˈyoʊr eɪ; Italian siˈnyɔ rɛ /
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noun, plural si·gno·ri [sin-yawr-ee, -yohr-ee; Italian see-nyaw-ree] /sɪnˈyɔr i, -ˈyoʊr i; Italian siˈnyɔ ri/.

a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; signor.

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Origin of signore

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1585–95; < Italian < Latin senior; see senior

Definition for signore (2 of 3)

signore

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[ sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr eɪ, -ˈyoʊr eɪ; Italian siˈnyɔ rɛ /

noun

a plural of signora.

Definition for signore (3 of 3)

signora

[ sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə; Italian siˈnyɔ rɑ /

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.

Origin of signora

1630–40; < Italian; feminine of signore signore1
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British Dictionary definitions for signore (1 of 2)

signore

/ (siːnˈjɔːriː, Italian siɲˈɲore) /

noun plural -ri (-rɪ, Italian -ri)

an Italian man: a title of respect equivalent to sir

Word Origin for signore

Italian, ultimately from Latin senior an elder, from senex an old man

British Dictionary definitions for signore (2 of 2)

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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