tragedienne

noun
tra·​ge·​di·​enne | \ trə-ˌjē-dē-ˈen How to pronounce tragedienne (audio) \

Definition of tragedienne

: an actress who plays tragic roles

First Known Use of tragedienne

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tragedienne

French tragédienne, from Middle French, from tragedie

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“Tragedienne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tragedienne. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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