American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title for a married woman in an Italian-speaking area, equivalent to Mrs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Italian title of address or respect for a woman, equivalent to Madam, Mrs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Madam; Mrs; -- a title of address or respect among the Italians.
- n. an Italian title of address equivalent to Mrs. when used before a name
- n. an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
- Italian (Wiktionary)
- Italian, feminine of signore, signore; see signore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, signora, is it not true that now you have had enough of me?”
“But it will be in English, signora; and that I can not read.”
“In fact, the signora was a sort of lion, and though there was no drop of the”
“Barchester had hitherto afforded to her web, and the signora was a powerful spider that made wondrous webs and could in no way live without catching flies.”
“You must know that the friends of the signora are my friends and that I am always glad to welcome them.”
“The maid had called her signora; but that might have been a disguise, like the mask and the patches of court-plaster.”
“The signora is my second wife; she is prima donna assoluta of the grand opera, Naples.”
“In fact, the signora was a sort of lion; and though there was no drop of the Leohunter blood in Miss Thorne's veins, she nevertheless did like to see attractive people at her house.”
“He was the finest fly that Barchester had hitherto afforded to her web, and the signora was a powerful spider that made wondrous webs, and could in no way live without catching flies.”
“A few days after, they brought the intelligence that Barbarina had returned; and the councillor dwelt with her in her new house; and the servants were commanded to call the signora Madame Cocceji. as she was his well-beloved and trusted wife.”
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