noun (plural: tragedies)
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.
- 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.
- The genre of such works, and the art of producing them.
- A disastrous event, especially one involving great loss of life or injury.
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