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[sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah] /sɪnˈyɔr ə, -ˈyoʊr ə; Italian siˈnyɔ rɑ/
noun, plural signoras Italian, signore
[see-nyaw-re] /siˈnyɔ rɛ/ (Show IPA)
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 Unabridged
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  • Ford participated in the protest and was carrying a signora flag.
British Dictionary definitions for signora


/siːnˈjɔːrə; Italian siɲˈɲora/
noun (pl) -ras, -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
Italian, feminine of signore
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