- an actress especially noted for performing tragic roles.
Origin of tragedienne
1850–55; < French, feminine of tragédien tragedian
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Examples from the Web for tragedienne
According to his ideas, Deborah, the tragedienne at the Odeon—a Greek statue!A Romance of Youth, Complete
"Never an actress at all, and never will be," replied the first tragedienne.
Her genius as a tragedienne surpassed her talent as a singer.Great Singers, First Series
George T. Ferris
It was the head of a tragedienne or a martyr, and the lean, rather beautiful body was eloquent of life.Carnac's Folly, Complete
He was not prepared yet to say which was trick, which reality; which was the woman, Selma Cross, or the tragedienne.She Buildeth Her House