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Spanish translation of “tragedy”


noun /ˈtrӕdʒədi/ (plural tragedies)
(a) drama about unfortunate events with a sad outcome
’Hamlet’ is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies.
an unfortunate or sad event
His early death was a great tragedy for his family.
tragic adjective sad; unfortunate
I heard of the tragic death of her son.
of tragedy or tragedies
a tragic hero.
(Definition of tragedy from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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