English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

Greek tragedy (ɡriːk ˈtrædʒədɪ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (in ancient Greek theatre) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal

Example Sentences Including 'Greek tragedy'

There's no need to go making a bloody Greek tragedy out of it.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes

Comments

Log in to comment on this word.