an actor especially noted for performing tragic roles.
a writer of tragedy.
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How to use tragedian in a sentence
Nobody else can touch her as a satirist, tragedian, and dissector of human behavior.Maggie O’Farrell’s Book Bag: 5 Favorite Irish Writers | Maggie O’Farrell | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was when the face and figure of a great tragedian began to haunt her imagination and stir her senses.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Barton Booth died; a celebrated tragedian in the reign of queen Anne, author of some songs and minor pieces.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Dumas dwells especially on the voice of the great tragedian—a voice that was glorious and sincere, and in anguish was a sob.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) | Benjamin Ellis Martin
Speak of his early life as a strolling player, his failure as a tragedian and his success in comedy.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
British Dictionary definitions for tragedian
an actor who specializes in tragic roles
a writer of tragedy
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