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Noun: tragedy  tra-ji-dee
  1. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    "the whole city was affected by the irremediable tragedy";
    - calamity, catastrophe, disaster, cataclysm
     
  2. Drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

Derived forms: tragedies

Type of: bad luck, drama, misfortune

Antonym: comedy

Encyclopedia: Tragedy