signora

noun

si·​gno·​ra sēn-ˈyȯr-ə How to pronounce signora (audio)
plural signoras or signore sēn-ˈyȯr-(ˌ)ā How to pronounce signora (audio)
: a married Italian woman usually of rank or gentility
used as a title equivalent to Mrs.

Word History

Etymology

Italian, feminine of signore, signor

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signora was in 1602

Dictionary Entries Near signora

Cite this Entry

“Signora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signora. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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