Trag"ic (?), Trag"ic*al (?), a. [L. tragicus, Gr.: cf. F. tragique.]

1.

Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation.

2.

Fatal to life; mournful; terrible; calamitous; as, the tragic scenes of the French revolution.

3.

Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow.

Why look you still so stern and tragical ? Shak.

-- Trag"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Trag"ic*al*ness, n.

 

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