signor

[ seen-yawr, -yohr, sin-yawr, -yohr; Italian see-nyawr ]
/ ˈsin yɔr, -yoʊr, sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; Italian siˈnyɔr /

noun, plural si·gnors, Italian si·gno·ri [see-nyaw-ree] /siˈnyɔ ri/.

a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a man, either used separately or prefixed to the name. Abbreviation: Sig., sig.
Also signior.

Origin of signor

From Italian, dating back to 1570–80; see origin at signore1

Definition for signori (2 of 3)

signore1
[ sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr eɪ, -ˈyoʊr eɪ; Italian siˈnyɔ rɛ /

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.

Origin of signore

1
1585–95; < Italian < Latin senior; see senior

Definition for signori (3 of 3)

signore2
[ sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr eɪ, -ˈyoʊr eɪ; Italian siˈnyɔ rɛ /

noun

a plural of signora.
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British Dictionary definitions for signori (1 of 2)

signor

signior

/ (ˈsiːnjɔː, Italian siɲˈɲor) /

noun plural -gnors or -gnori (Italian -ˈɲori)

an Italian man: usually used before a name as a title equivalent to Mr

British Dictionary definitions for signori (2 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
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