1 causing great sadness, esp because extremely unfortunate or having terrible consequences 悲惨的; 悲痛的; 可悲的
*a tragic accident, mistake, loss 可悲的事故、错误、损失
* Hers is a tragic story. 她的经历十分悲惨.
* The effect of the pollution on the beaches is absolutely tragic. 污染海滩後果可悲. *It's tragic that he died so young. 他英年早逝令人悲哀.2 [attrib 作定语] of or in the style of tragedy 悲剧的;悲剧风格的
*one of our finest tragic actors 我们的最优秀的一个悲剧演员.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;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. [only before noun]
relating to tragedy in books or plays a great tragic actortragic hero
(=the main person in a tragedy)
1. When my mother had died after a tragic accident, he did not quickly recover from the shock and loneliness. 当我的母亲在一次悲惨的事故后死去的时候，他未曾很快从那个打击和孤独中恢复过来。
2. When my mother had died after a tragic accident, he did not quickly recover from the shock and loneliness. 当时我母亲在一次事故中惨死，父亲未能很快从悲痛与孤独中恢复过来。
3. The tragic sinking of this great liner will always be remembered, for she went down on her first voyage with heavy loss of life. 然而，这艘巨轮首航就下沉，造成大批人员死亡。人们将永远记着这艘巨轮的沉没惨剧。
4. She never did recover her equilibrium after her husband´s tragic death. 丈夫惨死后, 她再也没能恢复心境的平静。
5. Comedians base their jokes on tragic situations like violent death or serious accidents. 喜剧演员根据悲剧情节诸如暴死，重大事故等来编造笑话。
6. It was tragic when our football team lost the match. 我们的足球队踢输了, 真惨.