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English definition of “tragic”

tragic

adjective  /ˈtrædʒ·ɪk/ us  
very sad because connected with death and suffering: Two men lost their lives in a tragic accident. In the theater, tragic means having to do with a tragedy (= type of play having a sad ending): a tragic actor
tragically
adverb  /ˈtrædʒ·ɪ·kli/ us  
Tragically, the side effects of the drug were not discovered until many people had been seriously hurt by it.
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