tragedy

Part of speech: noun

The form of drama in which the theme is solemn, lofty, or pathetic.

Part of speech: noun

A fatal event; dramatic incident.

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Usage examples "tragedy":

  1. Give a full account of that tragedy. - "The Lost Despatch", 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", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. Three steps at a time he flew back to the scene of the miserable tragedy. - "The Purple Parasol", George Barr McCutcheon.