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castrato

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian castrato, from Latin castrō (to castrate), likely from caedō (to cut).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: kăs·träʹtō, IPA(key): /kæsˈtrɑː.təʊ/
  • Syllables: cas·tra·to

NounEdit

castrato (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 boyish voice.
  2. A male soprano or alto voice produced by castration of the treble singer before puberty, intended to conserve his voice; the singer.

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AdjectiveEdit

castrato (not comparable)

  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.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castrātus.

VerbEdit

castrato m (feminine castrata, masculine plural castrati, feminine plural castrate)

  1. past participle of castrare

AdjectiveEdit

castrato m (feminine castrata, masculine plural castrati, feminine plural castrate)

  1. castrated, gelded, neutered

NounEdit

castrato m (plural castrati)

  1. wether
  2. mutton

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

castrātō

  1. dative singular of castrātus
  2. ablative singular of castrātus