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signorina

[seen-yaw-ree-nuh; Italian see-nyaw-ree-nah] /ˌsin yɔˈri nə; Italian ˌsi nyɔˈri nɑ/
noun, plural signorinas Italian, signorine
[see-nyaw-ree-ne] /ˌsi nyɔˈri nɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a girl or unmarried woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian; diminutive of signora signora; see -ine1
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signorina

/ˌsiːnjɔːˈriːnə; Italian siɲɲoˈrina/
noun (pl) -nas, -ne (Italian) (-ne)
1.
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
Italian, diminutive of signora
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