Definition of Signorina in English:

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Signorina

Pronunciation: /ˌsēnyəˈrēnə/

noun

A title or form of address used of or to an Italian-speaking unmarried woman, corresponding to Miss: Signorina Rosalba
More example sentences
  • ‘No one is surrendering today, signorina,’ the chef bellowed.
  • In one school, the headmaster announced a policy specifying that he would address the women by signora or signorina plus last name and the men by their first name.
  • ‘The signorina is here, sir,’ the man behind her said.

Origin

Italian, diminutive of signora (see Signora).

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Syllabification: Si·gno·ri·na

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