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noun , plural castratos or castrati
  1. A male who has been castrated, especially a male whose testicles have been removed before puberty in order to retain his soprano or alto voice
  2. A male soprano or alto voice produced by castration of the singer before puberty
adjective 
  1. (literally) castrated; especially castrated prepubescently
  2. having, using, or containing the voice of a castrato (noun)
  3. originally composed for a castrato
Nowadays, either women or countertenors take the castrato roles.
Etymology: From Italian , castrated, past participle of castrare, castrate.


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