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
In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
The Daily Pic: In his portrait of a castrato, Andrea Sacchi let a well-hung Apollo make up for the singer's loss.
He laughed, a high-pitched chirp that sounded like a castrato.
One could not have a pretty actress to supper without causing a scandal, but such an invitation to a castrato makes nobody talk.
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
This is followed by a air for castrato, in which the violinist has to imitate the tone and that style of singing.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
I thought he was a 'castrato' who, as is the custom in Rome, performed all the parts of a prima donna.
British Dictionary definitions for castrato
noun plural -ti (-tɪ) or -tos
Word Origin for castrato
Word Origin and History for castrato
1763, from Italian castrato, from Latin castratus (see castration).