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/ˈtrajidē/,
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tragedies, plural;
  1. An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe
    • - a tragedy that killed 95 people
    • - his life had been plagued by tragedy
  2. A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, esp. one concerning the downfall of the main character

  3. The dramatic genre represented by such plays
    • - Greek tragedy

  1. calamity: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  2. drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
  3. Tragedy (tragōidia, "he-goat-song"Middle English tragedie < Middle French tragedie < Latin tragoedia < , tragōidia; see "Tragedy", p. 1637 in E. Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Volume II L-Z, Elsevier (1967). ...
  4. Tragedy is a crust punk band originally from Memphis, Tennessee. The band formed in 2000 from members of the influential modern hardcore punk bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat.
  5. "Tragedy" is a single by the Finnish glam punk band Hanoi Rocks, from the album Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks, but "Tragedy" was released a little before the release of the album. "Tragedy" and its B-side, "Café Avenue", are the most well-known songs from Hanoi Rocks' early career.
  6. "Tragedy" is a song recorded by the Bee Gees, included on their 1979 album Spirits Having Flown. The single reached number one in the UK in February 1979 and repeated the feat the following month on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. ...
  7. "Tragedy" is a song by Gerald H. Nelson and Fred B. Burch. A recording of the song by Thomas Wayne and the DeLons rose to #5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1959. A 1961 cover version by The Fleetwoods rose to #10 on the charts. Brian Hyland also recorded it in 1969, but it only made it to #56. ...
  8. (Tragedies (album)) Tragedies is the first full length album by the Norwegian funeral doom/death metal band Funeral. Track one of the album, Taarene is sung in Norwegian, while the other four tracks are sung in English. ...
  9. 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
  10. (The Tragedies) by William Shakespeare
  11. According to A. C. Bradley, a tragedy is a type of drama which is pre-eminently the story of one person, the hero. "Romeo and Juliet" and "Antony and Cleopatra" depart from this, however, and we may view both characters in each play as one protagonist. ...
  12. To dream of a tragedy, foretells misunderstandings and grievious disappointments. To dream that you are implicated in a tragedy, portends that a calamity will plunge you into sorrow and peril.
  13. A type of drama, opposed to comedy, in which the protagonist, a person of unusual moral or intellectual stature or outstanding abilities, suffers a fall in fortune because of some error of judgment, excessive virtue, or flaw in her/his nature.
  14. a dramatic work dealing with a serious theme in which typically a noble person possesses a character flawed by pride (hubris), envy, weakness, etc. ...
  15. drama or film portraying the doomed struggle and eventual downfall of an admirable but flawed hero. Usually about powerful leaders or extraordinary individuals torn between opposing goals or difficult choices. Examples: Sophocles, Oedipus the King; Shakespeare, Hamlet.
  16. A type of play characterized by the depiction and dramatic treatment of misfortunes, disasters, and/or the death of the main protagonists. The opposite of comedy. ...
  17. a serious, sometimes gloomy story, usually focused on upper-class characters or royalty, that often ends in disaster and death. Usually, the main character has a specific flaw, like pride (hubris) or dishonesty, that causes a dramatic change in his/her life.
  18. a drama in which a character (usually a good and noble person of high rank) is brought to a disastrous end in his or her confrontation with a superior force (fortune, the gods, social forces, universal values), but also comes to understand the meaning of his or her deeds and to accept an ...
  19. A story that presents courageous individuals who confront powerful forces within or outside themselves with a dignity that reveals the breadth and depth of the human spirit in the face of failure, defeat, and even death. ...
  20. classic tragedy follows the plight of a noble person who is flawed by a defect and whose actions cause him to break some moral law and suffer downfall and destruction
  21. A play where a main character declines in status to ultimate destruction, due to character flaws.
  22. a type of drama of human conflict which ends in defeat and suffering. Often the main character (dignified, noble) has a tragic flaw (weakness of character, wrong judgment) which leads to his or her destruction. ...
  23. (1) that there should one man die ignorant who had the capacity for knowledge. (2) the utter impossibility of changing what you have done.
  24. A narrative form that presents an exceptional calamity stemming from a protagonist’s wrong choice. At the heart of tragedy is the tragic hero’s choice, and from the time of Aristotle critics have agreed that we can see a notable hamartia—a missing of the mark—in the wrong choice that the tragic ...
  25. one of the principal dramatic genres, in which a central character is in conflict with an external, as well as internal, force; the conflict ends disastrously for the character and provokes pity and fear in the audience.