What does the word tragedy mean?

Usage examples for tragedy

  1. Give a full account of that tragedy. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. Here we saw " The Cardinall," a tragedy I had never seen before, nor is there any great matter in it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. Three steps at a time he flew back to the scene of the miserable tragedy. – The Purple Parasol by George Barr McCutcheon