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.

Nearby words

  1. signora,
  2. signore,
  3. signorelli,
  4. signorelli, luca,
  5. signoret,
  6. signorino,
  7. signory,
  8. signpost,
  9. signposted,
  10. signy

Origin of signorina

1810–20; < Italian; diminutive of signora signora; 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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