si·gno·ra (sēn-yôrə, -yōrä)
n. pl. si·gno·re (sēn-yôrā, -yōrĕ) or si·gno·ras
Used as a courtesy title for an adult woman, especially a married woman, in an Italian-speaking area, equivalent to Mrs. or Ms. See Usage Note at miss2.
[Italian, feminine of signore, signore; see SIGNORE.]
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