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castrato
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A male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice WordNet 3.0
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A male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A castrato is a type of classical male singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto. Wikipedia
A male soprano, mezzo-soprano, or alto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity. OmegaWiki
A male soprano or alto voice produced by castration of the treble singer before puberty, intended to conserve his voice; the singer. Wiktionary
Male soprano or alto voice; the singer. Wiktionary (translation)
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