[ UK /tɹˈæd‍ʒɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈtɹædʒɪk/ ]
  1. very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    a tragic plight
    a tragic face
    a tragic accident
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    tragic hero
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How To Use tragic In A Sentence

  • Ray was knocking them down one by one, unlike his tragic ancestor who only knocked himself down.
  • Owner Jane Organ said it was tragic for the pup to be taken from its mother at such a young age.
  • If the rivalry pwnage wasn't at tragic levels going into last year, it certainly is now.
  • The bereaved are normally anxious for a speedy conclusion in these tragic cases.
  • It was a throwaway remark that proved tragically prophetic.
  • It is dreadfully sad to reflect that he grew up in such a short time and in such tragic circumstances. Times, Sunday Times
  • The film is at its most exasperating in detailing the tragic story of Eduardo "El Chino" Hernandez.
  • That last complaint is tragicomic given that Memphis schools typically rank among the nation's five worst with fewer than half of black males graduating from high school. Tennessee's Chamber Maids
  • The Little Sparrow," "Je Ne Regrette Rien", the tragic fate of her boxer-lover, do we really need to crank that victrola one more time -- haven't we had enough? Paris Then, Paris Now: James Wolcott
  • The Largo is done broadly and is less nostalgic than tragic; some suspect intonation from the wind choir reduces the music's power somewhat.
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