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sing soprano



sing soprano (third-person singular simple present sings soprano, present participle singing soprano, simple past sang soprano, past participle sung soprano)

  1. (intransitive, literally) To perform vocal music in a higher pitch than alto.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, euphemistic, of a man) To suffer castration or an injury to the testicles.
    • 1997, Lance Morrow, "Goodbye, Miss Havisham," Time, 8 Dec.,
      A couple of women lawyers . . . drew a sharp, gleaming knife and applied it mentally to a target just south of the groom's waistline. If he doesn't like it, let the bastard go sing soprano to the A.C.L.U. Such was the ladies' thought.