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Borrowed from Italian signora.


signora (plural signoras)

  1. Mrs; madam; title of address or respect for women in Italy.
    • 1896, Louise Chandler Moulton, Lazy tours in Spain and elsewhere:
      I waited, half thinking that they would walk toward me on the waters, until the spell was broken by a knock upon my door. "Would the signoras of their good pleasure like to behold the dance of the tarantella?"

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “signora” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




From Medieval Latin seniōra, feminine form of senior (lord).


  • IPA(key): /siɲˈɲo.ra/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ora
  • Hyphenation: si‧gnó‧ra


signora f (plural signore)

  1. female equivalent of signore
  2. lady
    Synonyms: dama, (archaic) donna, lady
  3. A title of address for women; madam (ladies is used for the plural)
    Sì, signoraYes, madam
    No, signoreNo, ladies
    Synonym: (regional) gna
  4. (used as a salutation in a letter) Madam (plural Mesdames)
    Egregia SignoraDear Madam
    Egregie SignoreDear ladies

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