tra·​ge·​di·​enne trə-ˌjē-dē-ˈen How to pronounce tragedienne (audio)
: an actress who plays tragic roles

Examples of tragedienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fingscheidt attempts to orchestrate — or to lend Bullock’s hardworking lead performance the classical-tragedienne heft intended. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 24 Nov. 2021

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Word History


French tragédienne, from Middle French, from tragedie

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tragedienne was in 1841

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“Tragedienne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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