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trag·ic  audio  (trjk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Relating to or characteristic of dramatic tragedy or tragedies: tragic plays; the tragic hero.
  2. Writing or performing in tragedy: a tragic poet.
  3. Having the elements of tragedy; involving death, grief, or destruction: a tragic accident.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos, from tragos, goat


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