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noun (plural: tragedies)
  1. A drama or similar work, in which the main character is brought to ruin or otherwise suffers the extreme consequences of some tragic flaw or weakness of character.
  2. The genre of such works, and the art of producing them.
  3. A disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (tragodia) "epic play, tragedy", from (tragos) "male goat" + (ode) "song", a reference to the goat-satyrs of the theatrical plays of the Dorians.


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