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  • 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
  • A male soprano or alto voice produced by castration of the singer before puberty
  • (literally) castrated; especially castrated prepubescently
  • having, using, or containing the voice of a castrato (noun)
  • originally composed for a castrato
         Nowadays, either women or countertenors take the castrato roles.

  • castrated; past participle of castrare
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

||Cas*tra"to (?), n. [L., properly p. p. of castrare. See Castrate.] A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano. Swift.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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