- a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; signor.
Origin of signore1
- a plural of signora.
- 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
Examples from the Web for signore
Historical Examples of signore
He has the top floor—the one that Signore Almadi used to live in.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
"A rivederci, Signore," he added, pushing off the little boat.
I have seen you pass by sometimes at the Mergellina, Signore.
If you would like me to come, I will ask the Signore Marchese.
The Signorina is not the same, you are not the same, the French Signore is not the same.
- an Italian man: a title of respect equivalent to sir
Word Origin for signore
- a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone