Definition of 'tragedy'
Example sentences containing 'tragedy'
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The great tragedy ended in farce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It becomes more difficult to be angry at politicians fiddling their expenses if we are weeping with them over their personal tragedies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am so happy her owner has some joy back in her life after this tragedy. The Sun (2016)How one deals with, and reacts to, personal tragedies will vary from person to person. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would be a further tragedy if this disaster led to calls for a change in law. The Sun (2012)The role that science played in this tragedy is sobering. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The real tragedy of such deaths is the sheer waste. The Sun (2009)Vile songs about football tragedies are often heard at grounds. The Sun (2012)Her trial was a tragedy compounded by farce. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would be more than a personal tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The classic motive of tragedy is catharsis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You may have a tragedy in your life one day. Christianity Today (2000)The family had suffered great tragedy in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her extended family seem to have been involved in various dramas and tragedies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Pals feared the strain of the double tragedy played a part in her death. The Sun (2008)His death was a tragedy for him and for his family. The Sun (2008)The shockwaves of tragedy often reach far. The Sun (2016)His life was afflicted by personal tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These days it tends to be all disaster and tragedy on one hand and triumph and elation on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The young man 's tragedy was to be born just a few decades too early. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Should we call it tragedy, or farce? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)This was a great tragedy, and a great blow to the ego of the superpower. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The narrative, so horribly familiar from media reports, unfolds with the inevitability of classical tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'tragedy'
British English: tragedy /ˈtrædʒɪdɪ/ NOUN
A tragedy is an extremely sad event or situation.
They have suffered an enormous personal tragedy.
- American English: tragedy
- Arabic: مَأْساة
- Brazilian Portuguese: tragédia
- Chinese: 悲剧
- Croatian: tragedija
- Czech: tragédie
- Danish: tragedie
- Dutch: tragedie
- European Spanish: tragedia
- Finnish: tragedia
- French: tragédie
- German: Tragödie
- Greek: τραγωδία
- Italian: tragedia
- Japanese: 悲惨な出来事
- Korean: 비극
- Norwegian: tragedie
- Polish: tragedia
- European Portuguese: tragédia
- Romanian: tragedie
- Russian: трагедия
- Spanish: tragedia
- Swedish: tragedi
- Thai: โศกนาฏกรรม
- Turkish: trajedi
- Ukrainian: трагедія
- Vietnamese: tấn thảm kịch
Definition of tragedy from the Collins English Dictionary
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