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Variant of signor.


(ˈsin yɔr, -yoʊr, sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; It. siˈnyɔr)

n., pl. -gnors, It. -gno•ri (-ˈnyɔ ri)
an Italian term of address for a man, equivalent to sir or Mr. Abbr.: Sig., sig.
[1570–80; < Italian; see signore]
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Noun1.signior - used as an Italian courtesy titlesignior - used as an Italian courtesy title; can be prefixed to the name or used separately
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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Signior Martino and his wife and daughters; County Anselme and his beauteous sisters; the lady widow of Vitravio; Signior Placentio and his lovely nieces; Mercutio and his brother Valentine; mine uncle Capulet, his wife and daughters; my fair niece Rosaline; and Livia; Signior Valentio and his cousin Tybalt, Lucio and the lively Helena.
For comming from Venice the last Summer, and taking Bergamo in my waye homeward to England, it was my happe soiourning there some foure or five dayes, to light in fellowship with that famous Francatrip Harlicken, who perceiving me to bee an English man by my habit and speech, asked me many particulars, of the order and maner of our playes, which he termed by the name of representations: amongst other talke he enquired of me if I knew any such Parabolano here in London, as Signior Chiarlatano Kempino.
Enter ROBERTO Count of Cypres, GVIDO Count of Arsena, and Signior MIZALDVS" (A2r).
Whedon's invention of a scene that is not in the original play is justified by an exchange in Act II, Scene 1, in which Don Pedro says to Beatrice, 'Come, lady, come; you have lost the heart of Signior Benedick,' to which she replies:
16) 'The amazing Musical Clock lately made by Mr Pinchbeck, which has two moving pictures and performs on several instruments a vast variety of fine Pieces of Music, compos'd by Signior Corelli, Bononcini, Mr Handel and many other celebrated Masters .
The shape of the bottle is inspired by art, one of Signior Armani's biggest passions.
Ballad triumphs and leaves Signior Cantileno cursing "dat dam English Ballad-singing Dog" (1742b: 488, 490).
The Grand Signior Soliman has taken to himself as his Empress a slave woman from Russia, called Roxolana, and there has been a great feasting wedding.
10] Notably, Maria has a copy of Rochester's poetry in her bedchamber, and Rochester's erotic poem "Signior Dildo" portrays a similar vision: every woman, glutted with desire, worships the dildo, and for good reason: "Our dainty fine Dutchesse's have got a Trick/To Doat on a Fool, for the Sake of his Prick,/The Fopps were undone, did their Graces but know/The Discretion and vigor of Signior Dildo" (ll.
In the anonymous play Meeting of Gallants at an Ordinarie, printed in 1604, Signior Shuttle-cocke addresses the other guests, "Now Signiors how like you mine Host?
lt;<Chi di nocte chavalca, el di conviene ch'alcuna volta si riposa e dorma, cosi sper 'io che, dopo tante pene, ristor[i] 'l mie Signior mia vita e forma.