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si•gno•ri•na  (sēn′yô rēnə;[It.]sē′nyô rēnä),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -nas, [It.]-ne (-ne).USA pronunciation 
  1. a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a girl or unmarried woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.
  • Italian; diminutive of signora signora; see -ine1
  • 1810–20

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signorina /ˌsiːnjɔːˈriːnə; Italian: siɲɲoˈrina/ n ( pl -nas, -ne / Italian: -ne/)
  1. an unmarried Italian woman: a title of address equivalent to Miss when placed before a name or madam or miss when used alone
Etymology: Italian, diminutive of signora


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