tragic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (traj'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. characteristic or suggestive of tragedy: tragic solemnity.
  2. extremely mournful, melancholy, or pathetic: a tragic plight.
  3. dreadful, calamitous, disastrous, or fatal: a tragic event.
  4. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of tragedy: the tragic drama.
  5. acting in or writing tragedy: a tragic actor; a tragic poet.
  6. the element or quality of tragedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: lives that had never known anything but the tragic.
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