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si·gno·ri·na

 (sēn′yə-rē′nə, -yō-rē′nä)
n. pl. si·gno·ri·ne (-nā, -nĕ) or si·gno·ri·nas
Used as a courtesy title for an unmarried woman or girl in an Italian-speaking area, equivalent to Miss. See Usage Note at miss2.

[Italian, diminutive of signora, signora; see signora.]

signorina

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

si•gno•ri•na

(ˌsin yɔˈri nə; It. ˌsi nyɔˈri nɑ)

n., pl. -nas, It. -ne (-ne).
a conventional Italian term of address or title of respect for a girl or unmarried woman, either used separately or prefixed to the name.
[1810–20; < Italian, diminutive of signora signora; see -ine3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signorina - an Italian courtesy title for an unmarried womansignorina - an Italian courtesy title for an unmarried woman; equivalent to `Miss', it is either used alone or before a name
unmarried woman - a woman who is not married
2.Signorina - an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
Italian - the Romance language spoken in Italy
References in classic literature ?
Then the aged stranger, who had not uttered one word since his arrival, arose from his seat and deliberately laid off his outer clothing, looking as angular in his flannels as the late Signorina Festorazzi, an Irish woman, six feet in height, and weighing fifty- six pounds, who used to exhibit herself in her chemise to the people of San Francisco.
I told the signorina it was a grave indiscretion, but when was the signorina ever prudent?
A great man," replied Muscari, "worthy to rank with your own Robin Hood, signorina.
The only Pattern event on the domestic scene, the Group 3 Princess Royal Willmott Dixon Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, was not particularly inspiring either, although it did see an improved performance from the mud-loving Signorina Cattiva.
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Ita Daly's Dangerous Fictions (1989), Julia O'Faolain The Irish Signorina (1984), Leland Bardwell's That London and Winter (1981) and Dolores Walsh's Mad Moon (1993) are good examples of female exile in fiction.
Looking at the face and expression of this fair signorina, we seem to comprehend readily enough, that she is undergoing one or another of those troubles of the heart to which young ladies are but too liable.
Albea recently launched a new mascara family, Beauty Eye-D, featuring three new plastic mascara brushes: La Petite, Signorina Couture and Cashmere.
He called himself Signore Bologna and me Signorina Hunk-a-Bologna, and we did this little act that was kind of a coin trick," she said.
James barren run over Jockey Sam James ended a barren run stretching 130 days without a winner he competed a 30-1 double in style on Signorina Roseina in the 7f handicap and Masterful Act in the 1m3f claimer, both trained by his boss David O'Meara.
Otherwise we were saved from miscues and confusion expected on a cruise as large as this - thanks to Northern Italian efficiency of Signorina Valentina Salvetti (no pun intended).
When two people close to Flavia are viciously attacked, Brunetti ups his investigation and, with the aid of the indomitable Signorina Elettra, sifts through stalker profiles to focus on the strange, sad villain.