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tragedy

trag·e·dy

tragedy

 
pronunciation:
trae jih di
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tragedies
definition 1: a disastrous occurrence; calamity.
The fire that killed these children was one of the greatest tragedies this city has every known.
synonyms:
blow, calamity, catastrophe, disaster
antonyms:
blessing, miracle
similar words:
act of God, affliction, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, reversal, setback
definition 2: a literary work, esp. a dramatic one, that deals with serious themes and usu. ends with the destruction of the principal character or characters.
King Lear is one of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies.
antonyms:
comedy
similar words:
drama, tragicomedy
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