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Line breaks: sen¦hor|ita
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛnjəˈriːtə

Definition of senhorita in English:


(In Portuguese-speaking countries) a young woman, especially an unmarried one (often used as a title or polite form of address).
Example sentences
  • His team of ‘senhoritas’ brought plates of carpaccio, cold meats, bowls of salads and baskets of bread.
  • Fresh from a round of golf and a dinner at which dark-eyed senhoritas competed for his attention.


Portuguese, diminutive of senhora.

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