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tragedy

Pronunciation: /ˈtrædʒədi/

Translation of tragedy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -dies)

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  • 1.1 [Theater/Teatro] tragedia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Play of King Lear is a great tragic play that many tragedies try to compare to.
    • The characters in the tragedies of Sophocles resist all warnings and inescapably meet with disaster.
    • Comedies, tragedies, musicals and dramas make this a remarkably diverse theater season.
    Example sentences
    • The representatives of tragedy and comedy chosen are not Greek but Roman.
    • In other words, shifting the format from theatrical tragedy to televisual sitcom.
    • In the various sessions, it ran up and down the scales from high drama to epic tragedy, from broad comedy to poignant romance.
    1.2 (sad event, situation) tragedia (feminine) it's a tragedy that … es una tragedia que … (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) the tragedy of it (all) is that … lo trágico del caso es que … his life had been full of tragedy había tenido una vida muy trágica
    Example sentences
    • Any road accident that causes a death or serious injury is a tragedy.
    • The patients to undergo this new medical procedure have been seriously disfigured by burns, serious accidents or personal tragedies.
    • Terrible human tragedies and unimaginable suffering result from fatal accidents in farming each year.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.