noun, plural cas·tra·ti [ka-strah-tee, kuh-; Italian kah-strah-tee] /kæˈstrɑ ti, kə-; Italian kɑˈstrɑ ti/.
Origin of castrato
Examples from the Web for castrato
Contemporary Examples of castrato
In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.The Best of 2013’s Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik
December 26, 2013
The Daily Pic: In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.NSFW, in 1641?
September 16, 2013
He laughed, a high-pitched chirp that sounded like a castrato.My Surreal Night With Michael Jackson
July 6, 2009
Historical Examples of castrato
This castrato had a fine voice, but his chief attraction was his beauty.
He laughed at people who said that a castrato could not procreate.
The castrato whom they did engage was Carestini, who, though less celebrated, was at any rate a singularly artistic singer.Handel
Edward J. Dent
I thought he was a 'castrato' who, as is the custom in Rome, performed all the parts of a prima donna.
My mother advised me to continue to give myself out as a castrato, in the hope of being able to take me to Rome.
noun plural -ti (-tɪ) or -tos
Word Origin for castrato
1763, from Italian castrato, from Latin castratus (see castration).