tragedian

Part of speech: noun

An actor in tragedy.

Part of speech: noun

An author of tragedies.

Part of speech: noun

Tragedienne.

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Usage examples "tragedian":

  1. The Queen assured the tragedian of the admiration that she had long felt for him, for Mounet- Sully played almost every year in Brussels; but all her kindly enthusiasm was directed towards Esperance. - "The Idol of Paris", Sarah Bernhardt.
  2. In proof of his proficiency in the art of painting, Pope presented his friend Mr. Murray, with a head of Betterton the celebrated tragedian, which was afterwards at Caen Wood. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.
  3. He fell back exhausted against the outstretched arm of a bearded operator; and thus supported, he seized Bogin's elbow and started to leave the lot, with the halting steps of Nathan the Wise in the last act of that sterling drama, as performed by the principal tragedian of the Canal Street Theatre. - "The Competitive Nephew", Montague Glass.