signora (plural signoras)
- 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)
signora f (plural signore)
- female equivalent of
- A title of address for women; madam (ladies is used for the plural)
- Sì, signora ― Yes, madam
- No, signore ― No, ladies
- Synonym: (regional) gna
- (used as a salutation in a letter) Madam (plural Mesdames)
- Egregia Signora ― Dear Madam
- Egregie Signore ― Dear ladies