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cas•tra•to



Pronunciation: (ka-strä'tō, ku-; It.kä-strä'tô), [key]
n.,
pl. -tiPronunciation: (-tē). [key]

a male singer, esp. in the 18th century, castrated before puberty to prevent his soprano or contralto voice range from changing.

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