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tragic

Pronunciation: /ˈtrædʒɪk/

Translation of tragic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Theater/Teatro] (before noun/delante del nombre) [role/scene] trágico a tragic actress una actriz dramática or trágica
    Example sentences
    • The Play of King Lear is a great tragic play that many tragedies try to compare to.
    • Then again, it's a theme of war films to make tragedies all the more tragic, isn't it?
    • He was the icon in an era of icons, but like Shakespeare's tragic heroes his fatal flaws cut short a certain glittering career.
    1.2 (sad) [event/life/consequences] trágico; [voice/expression] trágico
    Example sentences
    • Everyone at the school is extremely shaken and saddened by the tragic accident.
    • It was a tragic accident, but accidents happen in demolition all the time.
    • Three more people died on local roads in the past week in two tragic accidents

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