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signorina

[ seen-yaw-ree-nuh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-nah ]
/ ˌsin yɔˈri nə; Italian ˌsi nyɔˈri nɑ /
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noun, plural si·gno·ri·nas, Italian si·gno·ri·ne [see-nyaw-ree-ne]. /ˌsi nyɔˈri nɛ/.

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

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Origin of signorina

1810–20; <Italian; diminutive of signorasignora; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for signorina

signorina
/ (ˌsiːnjɔːˈriːnə, Italian siɲɲoˈrina) /

noun plural -nas or -ne (Italian -ne)

an unmarried Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone

Word Origin for signorina

Italian, diminutive of signora
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