tragedy

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  • IPA: /ˈtrædʒɪdi/
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  • Hyphenation: trag‧e‧dy

Noun[change]

Singular
tragedy

Plural
tragedies

A tragedy is usually an accident in a large scale, like this forest fire can be considered a tragedy since many people are affected.
  1. (countable) A tragedy is a disaster that usually involves someone getting injured or dying and can affect the lives of many others.
    The 9/11 attacks was a tragedy in the history of United States.
  2. (countable) A tragedy is play or written work in which the main character is destroyed by his own weakness or things that he can not deal with.
    In Shakepeare's tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth is destroyed by his own ambition and greed.

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