[seen-yaw-ree-nuh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-nah]
noun, plural signorinas Italian, signorine [see-nyaw-ree-ne] .
a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a girl or unmarried woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.

1810–20; < Italian; diminutive of signora signora; see -ine1 Unabridged
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signorina (ˌsiːnjɔːˈriːnə, Italian siɲɲoˈrina)
n , pl -nas, -ne
an unmarried Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone
[Italian, diminutive of signora]

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Example sentences
His paternal regard for the signorina has feeling and quality.
Ah the signorina, she said, she has stopped hiccoughing.
But with the signorina it's not the acting-it's the architecture.
As for the lovely signorina, she still wears the same drab dress which encases the same voluptuous torso.
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