tragedienne

[ truh-jee-dee-en ]
/ trəˌdʒi diˈɛn /

noun

an actress especially noted for performing tragic roles.

Origin of tragedienne

1850–55; < French, feminine of tragédien tragedian

usage note for tragedienne

See -enne.
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