Tragic | Definition of Tragic by Merriam-Webster
Their deaths were tragic and untimely. They both died in a tragic car accident. Romeo and Juliet's tragic love affair. We saw a tragic play about a man with AIDS. the tragic characters of her novel
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the tragic, the element or quality of tragedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: lives that had never known anything but the tragic.
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of a kind to cause great distress in a tragic turn of events the area's sole remaining steel mill suddenly closed
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1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other ...
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1540s, "calamitous, disastrous, fatal," shortened from tragical (late 15c.), modeled on Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos "of or pertaining to tragedy," literally "of or pertaining to a goat," and probably referring to a satyr impersonated by a goat singer or satyric actor (see tragedy). Tragic flaw (1913) translates Greek hamartia.
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An example of something tragic is a tragic accident where all involved died. An example of something tragic is a tragic news story about famine.
TRAGIC | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Causing great sadness or suffering. 2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 164: Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic ...
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‘They have warned those looking after children to keep them away from garages and factory sites before there is a tragic accident.’ ‘This is a plea to all bar owners and councillors to help make Bolton a place to be proud of and to prevent these tragic accidents happening.’
Tragedy - Wikipedia
Tragedy (from the Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, the term tragedy often refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of ...