castraat

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  • Hyphenation: cas‧traat
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Etymology[edit]

From Italian castrato, from Latin castrō(to castrate), likely from caedō(to cut).

Noun[edit]

castraat m ‎(plural castraten, diminutive castraatje n)

  1. A castrato, male who has been castrated, surgically emasculated
  2. Notably a castrated singer (usually a (former) treble chorister)

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