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tragelaphus strepsiceros | tragi-comedy | tragi-comi-pastoral | tragi-comic | tragi-comical | tragic | tragic flaw | tragical | tragically | tragicomedy | tragicomic



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tragica. [L. tragicus, Gr.: cf. F. tragique.].
  •  Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fatal to life; mournful; terrible; calamitous; as, the tragic scenes of the French revolution.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Why look you still so stern and tragical ?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  A writer of tragedy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tragedy; a tragic drama.  [1913 Webster]


tragic, adj.
1 (also tragical) sad; calamitous; greatly distressing (a tragic tale).
2 of, or in the style of, tragedy (tragic drama; a tragic actor).

tragic irony a device, orig. in Greek tragedy, by which words carry a tragic, esp. prophetic, meaning to the audience, unknown to the character speaking.
tragically adv.
F tragique f. L tragicus f. Gk tragikos f. tragos goat: see TRAGEDY



appalling, atrocious, awful, baneful, beastly, black, buskined, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, cheerless, cothurned, crushing, deplorable, depressing, destructive, dire, disastrous, dismal, distressing, disturbing, dolorous, dreadful, fatal, forlorn, funereal, grievous, grim, hapless, heavy, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, lachrymose, lamentable, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, morose, mournful, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, rotten, ruinous, sad, shocking, star-crossed, terrible, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, unspeakable, upsetting, wreckful, wretched



The Drama

N the drama, the stage, the theater, the play, film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography, theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, cothurnus, Melpomene and Thalia, Thespis, play, drama, stage play, piece, five-act play, tragedy, comedy, opera, vaudeville, comedietta, lever de rideau, interlude, afterpiece, exode, farce, divertissement, extravaganza, burletta, harlequinade, pantomime, burlesque, opera bouffe, ballet, spectacle, masque, drame comedie drame, melodrama, melodrame, comidie larmoyante, sensation drama, tragicomedy, farcical-comedy, monodrame monologue, duologue trilogy, charade, proverbs, mystery, miracle play, musical, musical comedy, western, horse opera, flick, spy film, love story, adventure film, documentary, nature film, pornographic film, smoker, skin flick, X-rated film, act, scene, tableau, induction, introduction, prologue, epilogue, libretto, performance, representation, mise en scene, stagery, jeu de theatre, acting, gesture, impersonation, stage business, gag, buffoonery, light comedy, genteel comedy, low comedy, theater, playhouse, opera house, house, music hall, amphitheater, circus, hippodrome, theater in the round, puppet show, fantoccini, marionettes, Punch and Judy, auditory, auditorium, front of the house, stalls, boxes, pit, gallery, parquet, greenroom, coulisses, flat, drop, drop scene, wing, screen, side scene, transformation scene, curtain, act drop, proscenium, stage, scene, scenery, the boards, trap, mezzanine floor, flies, floats, footlights, offstage, orchestra, theatrical costume, theatrical properties, movie studio, back lot, on location, part, role, character, dramatis personae, repertoire, actor, thespian, player, method actor, stage player, strolling player, stager, performer, mime, mimer, artists, comedian, tragedian, tragedienne, Roscius, star, movie star, star of stage and screen, superstar, idol, sex symbol, supporting actor, supporting cast, ham, hamfatter, masker, pantomimist, clown harlequin, buffo, buffoon, farceur, grimacer, pantaloon, columbine, punchinello, pulcinello, pulcinella, extra, bit- player, walk-on role, cameo appearance, mute, figurante, general utility, super, supernumerary, company, first tragedian, prima donna, protagonist, jeune premier, debutant, debutante, light comedian, genteel comedian, low comedian, walking gentleman, amoroso, heavy father, ingenue, jeune veuve, mummer, guiser, guisard, gysart, masque, mountebank, Jack Pudding, tumbler, posture master, acrobat, contortionist, ballet dancer, ballet girl, chorus singer, coryphee danseuse, property man, costumier, machinist, prompter, call boy, manager, director, stage manager, acting manager, producer, entrepreneur, impresario, backer, investor, angel, dramatic author, dramatic writer, play writer, playwright, dramatist, mimographer, dramatic, theatric, theatrical, scenic, histrionic, comic, tragic, buskined, farcical, tragicomic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy, on the stage, on the boards, on film, before the floats, before an audience, behind the scenes, fere totus mundus exercet histrionem, suit the action to the word, the word to the action, the play's the thing, to wake the soul by tender strokes of art.

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