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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.
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|Noun||1.||signorina - 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