from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title for an unmarried woman in an Italian-speaking area, equivalent to Miss.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A courtesy title for an unmarried woman of Italian origin
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Miss; -- a title of address among the Italians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Italian title of respect for a young woman, equivalent to Miss in English, Mademoiselle in French, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
- n. an Italian courtesy title for an unmarried woman; equivalent to `Miss', it is either used alone or before a name
"The signorina is going to move out of the palace in half an hour," said the servant.
English; the language of love, signorina, is universal.
Italian has a wonderful word for the sway of a drunken sailor (or hat-selling signorina): barcollare -- to move back and forth like a boat.
“Buon giorno, signorina,” he said as though she came there every day.
This lovely signorina was kind enough to accompany a lonely old man for an aperitif, Lucci went on.
In fact the Vessillo proudly reported all the university honors obtained by Jewish women, as in the case of Ernestina Paper, the first “signorina” to obtain a university degree in Italy, graduating from the faculty of medicine in Florence in 1877.
“Your sense of humor, signorina, it is…affascinare.”
“Not like the old days, signorina,” said Benito, referring to the protestors and media circus that once surrounded her arrivals at the Vatican.
“The jet is fueling up at the airstrip, signorina,” Benito said.
Then one day I was out and about town when a grandfatherly fellow hailed me: Ah, signorina Fescue!