A tragic poet.
An example of something tragic is a tragic accident where all involved died.
An example of something tragic is a tragic news story about famine.
A tragic accident.
Tragic plays; the tragic hero.
In a tragic voice.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tragic
- Latin tragicus from Greek tragikos from tragos goat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek τραγικός (tragikos, “of or relating to tragedy"), from τράγος (tragos, “male goat"), a reference to the goat-satyrs of the theatrical plays of the Dorians.