signore

signore

1 [sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re]
noun, plural signori [sin-yawr-ee, -yohr-ee; Italian see-nyaw-ree] .
a conventional Italian title of respect for a man, usually used separately; signor.

Origin:
1585–95; < Italian < Latin senior; see senior

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signore

2 [sin-yawr-ey, -yohr-ey; Italian see-nyaw-re] .
noun
a plural of signora.

signora

[sin-yawr-uh, -yohr-uh; Italian see-nyaw-rah] .
noun, plural signoras Italian, signore [see-nyaw-re] .
a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a married woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.

Origin:
1630–40; < Italian; feminine of signore signore1

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signora (siːnˈjɔːrə, Italian siɲˈɲora)
 
n , pl -ras, -re
a married Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Mrs when placed before a name or madam when used alone
 
[Italian, feminine of signore]

signore (siːnˈjɔːriː, Italian siɲˈɲore)
 
n , pl -ri
an Italian man: a title of respect equivalent to sir
 
[Italian, ultimately from Latin senior an elder, from senex an old man]

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