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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trag·e·dy /ˈtræʤədi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trag·e·dy n.; pl. Tragedies
 1. A dramatic poem, composed in elevated style, representing a signal action performed by some person or persons, and having a fatal issue; that species of drama which represents the sad or terrible phases of character and life.
 Tragedy is to say a certain storie,
 As olde bookes maken us memorie,
 Of him that stood in great prosperitee
 And is yfallen out of high degree
 Into misery and endeth wretchedly.   --Chaucer.
    All our tragedies are of kings and princes.   --Jer. Taylor.
    tragedy is poetry in its deepest earnest; comedy is poetry in unlimited jest.   --Coleridge.
 2. A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more especially by unauthorized violence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole
           city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the
           earthquake was a disaster" [syn: calamity, catastrophe,
            disaster, cataclysm]
      2: drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior
         force or circumstance; excites terror or pity [ant: comedy]