|Origin:||tragicus, from Greek tragikos, from tragoidia; TRAGEDY|
a tragic event or situation makes you feel very sad, especially because it involves death or suffering [↪ comic]:
The parents were not to blame for the tragic death of their son.
Lillian Board's death at 22 was a tragic loss for British athletics.
2 [only before noun]ALAPT
relating to tragedy in books or plays:
a great tragic actor
tragic hero (=the main person in a tragedy)