Definition of castrato in English:
noun (plural castrati kaˈstrɑːti)historical
A male singer castrated in boyhood so as to retain a soprano or alto voice. The practice of castration was banned in 1903.
- We tend to associate Handel operas with high voiced prima donnas, the castrati and the sopranos.
- And there was a fascinating account of the castrati, the male singers who lost their testicles before puberty.
- The recital concludes with a rarely heard aria with cello obbligato from Arianna, written for the soprano castrato Carlo Scalzi.
Words that rhyme with castratoagitato, Ambato, esparto, inamorato, legato, moderato, obbligato (US obligato), ostinato, pizzicato, rubato, staccato, tomato, vibrato, Waikato
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