A singer castrated as a boy to preserve the soprano or contralto range of his voice, esp. in 16th-18th cent. Italy.
Webster's New World
(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.
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