Tragic Trag"ic, Tragical Trag"ic*al, a. [L. tragicus, Gr.?: cf. F. tragique.] 1. Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation. [1913 Webster]

2. Fatal to life; mournful; terrible; calamitous; as, the tragic scenes of the French revolution. [1913 Webster]

3. Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow. [1913 Webster]

Why look you still so stern and tragical ? --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Trag"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Trag"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tragically — tragic ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely distressing or sad. 2) suffering extreme distress or sadness. 3) relating to tragedy in a literary work. DERIVATIVES tragical adjective tragically adverb …   English terms dictionary

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  • tragically — trag·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

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