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castrato


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castrato  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  castrato 
  n  :  a  male  singer  who  was  castrated  before  puberty  and  retains  a 
  soprano  or  alto  voice 




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