castrato
noun (plural castrati) Etymology: Italian, from past participle of castrare to castrate, from Latin Date: 1763 a singer castrated before puberty to preserve the soprano or contralto range of his voice

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  • Castrato — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Farinelli, famoso castrato del siglo XVIII. Castrato (del italiano castrato, castrado)[1] es la denominación que se utiliza …   Wikipedia Español

  • Castrato — (it.; pl. «castrati») m., gralm. pl. Cantante que era emasculado antes de la pubertad para que mantuviera voz de soprano o contralto. * * * castrato. (Del it. castrato, propiamente, castrado ). m. Mús. Cantante al que se castraba en la infancia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • castrato — (Del it. castrato, propiamente, castrado ). m. Mús. Cantante al que se castraba en la infancia para que conservara el timbre de voz agudo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castrato — [käs trät′ō] n. pl. castrati [käs trät′ē] [It < L castratus: see CASTRATE] a singer castrated as a boy to preserve the soprano or contralto range of his voice, esp. in 16th 18th cent. Italy …   English World dictionary

  • Castrato — A castrato is a man with a singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo soprano, or contralto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual… …   Wikipedia

  • castrato — /ka strah toh, keuh /; It. /kah strddah taw/, n., pl. castrati / tee/. a male singer, esp. in the 18th century, castrated before puberty to prevent his soprano or contralto voice range from changing. [1755 65; < It < L castrat(us); see CASTRATE]… …   Universalium

  • castrato — 1. noun /kæsˈtrɑː.təʊ/ a) A male who has been castrated, especially a male whose testicles have been removed before puberty in order to retain his boyish voice. b) A male soprano or alto voice produced by castration of the treble singer before… …   Wiktionary

  • castrato — ca·strà·to p.pass., agg., s.m. 1. p.pass., agg. → castrare, castrarsi 2. agg. OB fig., effeminato; fiacco, privo di carattere 3a. s.m. CO individuo a cui sono stati asportati o atrofizzati gli organi riproduttivi | fig., volg., uomo effeminato o… …   Dizionario italiano

  • castrato — {{#}}{{LM C07558}}{{〓}} {{[}}castrato{{]}} ‹cas·tra·to› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Cantante al que se le extirpaban los órganos genitales en la infancia, para que conservara la voz aguda: • La voz de un castrado alcanzaba registros agudos equiparables a la …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • castrato — {{hw}}{{castrato}}{{/hw}}A part. pass.  di castrare ; anche agg. Sottoposto a castrazione | (fig.) Devitalizzato, censurato. B s. m. 1 Animale o persona incapace di riprodursi perché privo di ghiandole genitali. 2 Cantante evirato. 3 Agnello… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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