What does tragedian mean?

Definitions for tragedian
trəˈdʒi di əntrage·di·an

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tragedian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tragediannoun

    a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies

  2. tragediannoun

    an actor who specializes in tragic roles


  1. tragediannoun

    An actor who specializes in tragic roles.

  2. tragediannoun

    A playwright who writes tragedies.

  3. Etymology: From τραγωδός, from τράγος + αοιδός, a reference to the goat-satyrs of the theatrical plays of the Dorians.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tragediannoun

    Etymology: from tragedy; tragœdus, Lat.

    Many of the poets themselves had much nobler conceptions of the Deity, than to imagine him to have any thing corporeal; as in these verses out of the ancient tragedian. Edward Stillingfleet.

    I can counterfeit the deep tragedian;
    Speak, and look back, and pry on ev’ry side,
    Tremble and start at wagging of a straw,
    Intending deep suspicion. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    To well-lung’d tragedian ’s rage
    They recommend their labours of the stage. Dryden.


  1. tragedian

    A tragedian is a writer, actor, or scholar who specializes in tragedy, a form of drama characterized by serious themes and often involving the suffering or downfall of the protagonist. This term is often used to refer to the ancient Greek playwrights such as Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus who established many conventions of the genre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tragediannoun

    a writer of tragedy

  2. Tragediannoun

    an actor or player in tragedy

Matched Categories

How to pronounce tragedian?

How to say tragedian in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragedian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragedian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Popularity rank by frequency of use



Find a translation for the tragedian definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tragedian." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 21 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tragedian>.

Discuss these tragedian definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for tragedian? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. vigorish
    • B. contempt
    • C. jab
    • D. ternion

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tragedian: