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tragedienne

[ truh-jee-dee-en ]
/ trəˌdʒi diˈɛn /
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noun

an actress especially noted for performing tragic roles.

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Origin of tragedienne

1850–55; <French, feminine of tragédientragedian

usage note for tragedienne

See -enne.
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