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Word Reference, Wiktionary and dipi say that "signora" is pronounced [siɲˈɲora] (Standard Italian), but I hear [ɔ] instead of [o] in the audios in the first two references. It doesn't sound at all the [o] I hear in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPA_vowel_chart_with_audio (and the Italian vowel trapezoid in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_phonology#Vowels confirms that Italian's /o/ is pronounced in the same height of [o]). The only place where I found the standard pronunciation was in Google Translate. Am I mishearing the word or is there some inconsistency between the audio files and the corresponding IPA transcriptions which are not covered by these dictionaries?

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    There are regional variations. The “official” (Tuscan) pronunciation is with [o], but you can easily hear [ɔ]. See dizionario.rai.it/poplemma.aspx?lid=14044&r=20396 – egreg Oct 7 '20 at 12:17
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    I agree with egreg, and I'd add that dipi and DOP can be trusted as sources for standard Italian (and in some cases alternate ones too), keeping in mind that regional variation in pronunciation is extreme. – DaG Oct 7 '20 at 13:20
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    I don't know about the rest of Central Italy, but I'm from Rome and we use a /o/ (“closed o”) here. – DaG Oct 8 '20 at 13:51
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    @AlanEvangelista it's maybe even closer, but the three of them for me are "ó", in opposition with the "ò" in the video. – Old Man of Aran Oct 9 '20 at 15:07
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    Clearly it's not black/white (that's why I said italian ears), the "mapping" of a sound to a phoneme depends of my mother tongue and to what I'm used to distinguish. But for me the border between "ó" and "ò" is definitely between the "signora" samples and the "ignora" video. – Old Man of Aran Oct 9 '20 at 15:13

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