signorina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian.

Noun[edit]

signorina ‎(plural signorinas or signorine)

  1. A courtesy title for an unmarried woman of Italian origin

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

signora ‎(lady) +‎ -ina

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

signorina f ‎(plural signorine)

  1. young lady
  2. (used to address a woman) miss, young lady (ladies is used for the plural)
    Sì, signorina ― Yes, miss
    No, signorine ― No, ladies
  3. (used as a salutation in a letter) Madam, Miss (followed by a name) (plural Mesdames)
    Egregia Signorina ― Dear Madam
    Egregia Signorina Rossi ― Dear Miss Rossi
    Egregie Signorine ― Dear Mesdames

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