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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who performs tragic roles in the theater.

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  • noun A female tragedian; a woman who acts in tragic drama.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, feminine of tragédien, tragedian, from Old French tragedian, from tragedie, tragedy; see tragedy.]

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French tragédienne

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