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tragedian

[truh-jee-dee-uhn]
noun
1.
an actor especially noted for performing tragic roles.
2.
a writer of tragedy.

Origin:
1325–75; tragedy + -an; replacing Middle English tragedien < Middle French

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tragedian or (feminine) tragedienne (trəˈdʒiːdɪən, trəˌdʒiːdɪˈɛn)
 
n
1.  an actor who specializes in tragic roles
2.  a writer of tragedy
 
tragedienne or (feminine) tragedienne
 
n

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