Share this entry
tragedienne Line breaks: tra¦gedi|enne
Pronunciation: /trəˌdʒiːdɪˈɛn/

Definition of tragedienne in English:


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.

Definition of tragedienne in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources