tragedian

[ truh-jee-dee-uh n ]
/ trəˈdʒi di ən /

noun

an actor especially noted for performing tragic roles.
a writer of tragedy.

Origin of tragedian

1325–75; tragedy + -an; replacing Middle English tragedien < Middle French
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tragedian

feminine tragedienne (trəˌdʒiːdɪˈɛn)

/ (trəˈdʒiːdɪən) /

noun

an actor who specializes in tragic roles
a writer of tragedy
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