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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
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Para el desayuno y la cena, las Signorine se presentan individualmente (cuando se presentan) y sin sentarse juntas todas.
Attenzione, non ci sono piu scapoli e donne nubili o signorine, ma, a favore del segreto del sesso o genere di ognuno, oggi ci sono soltanto single e le coppie non sono formate da "marito" e "moglie" o da "fidanzato" e "fidanzata," ma da partner.
Anche alcune signorine partecipavano alla tempestosa discussione.
Pubcaster RAI found itself in hot water late last month when it decided to end a 50-year institution by replacing its demure evening announcers, fondly known as the Signorine Buonasera (Miss Good Evenings), with six sexy twentysomethings.