noun, plural cas·tra·ti [ka-strah-tee, kuh-; Italian kah-strah-tee]. /kæˈstrɑ ti, kə-; Italian kɑˈstrɑ ti/.
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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.
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 had recently heard the entrancing castrato singing at St. Peter's, and, on conquering my aversion, could not but admire it.Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth|George Brandes
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.
My new visitor proved to be the first castrato of the theatre, who brought an invitation to dinner from Narici.