tragedynoun [C or U]uk us /ˈtrædʒ.ə.di/
- We are deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy.
- News of the tragedy has sobered us.
- It's a tragedy that these young people were struck down in their prime.
- The tragedy of being a dancer is that you're all washed up by the time you're 35.
- Within hours of the tragedy happening, an emergency rescue team had been assembled.