Definition of tragedienne in English:

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Pronunciation: /trəˌdʒiːdɪˈɛn/


An actress who specializes in tragic roles.
Example sentences
  • She was a glamorous loser, a musical comedy tragedienne, a mixture of frivolity and misfortune.
  • Her skills as a tragedienne come forward in Rigoletto and even more so in La traviata, where she is an unforgettably poignant Violetta.
  • However, she was also a tragedienne not only on-screen, but, sadly, off-screen as well.


Mid 19th century: from French tragédienne, feminine of tragédien.

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