castrato

[n] - a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
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Castrato

Cas·tra'to noun [ Latin , properly past participle of castrare . See Castrate .] A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano. Swift.
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castrato

noun a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
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Castrato

• (n.) A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano.
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castrato

male soprano or contralto voice of great range, flexibility, and power, produced as a result of castration before puberty. The castrato voice was ... [3 related articles]
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castrato

castrato (s), castrati (pl) 1. A male singer who has been castrated before puberty so as to retain a soprano or alto voice. 2. A male singer; especially, in the 18th century, castrated before puberty to prevent his soprano or contralto voice range from changing.
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castrato

castrato (kăsträ'tō) [Ital.,=castrated], a male singer with an artificially created soprano or alto voice, the result of castration in boyhood. The combination of the larynx of a youth and the chest and lungs of a man produced a powerful voice of great range and unique sound. Ca...
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Castrato

A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto. The voice is produced by castration of the singer before puberty, or it occurs in one who, due to an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity. Castration before puberty (or in its early sta...
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Castrato

Male singers who were castrated to preserve their alto and soprano vocal range.
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Castrato

Male singer who was castrated during boyhood to preserve the soprano or alto vocal register, promine
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