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A woman who performs tragic roles in the theater.

[French, feminine of tragédien, tragedian, from Old French tragedian, from tragedie, tragedy; see tragedy.]
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(Theatre) theatre an actress who specializes in tragic roles
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(trəˌdʒi diˈɛn)

an actress noted for performing tragic roles.
[1850–55; < French, feminine of tragédien tragedian]
usage: See -enne.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tragedienne - an actress who specializes in tragic rolestragedienne - an actress who specializes in tragic roles
actress - a female actor
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[trədʒiːdɪˈen] Ntrágica f, actriz f trágica
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n (= writer)Tragikerin f, → Tragödiendichterin f; (= actress)Tragödin f (geh), → Darstellerin ftragischer Rollen
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Judy Garland was never a clown; she was, at best, a tragedienne and a comic of the first degree.
Famed Italian tragedienne Eleanora Duse dies of pneumonia at 64 in a Pittsburgh hotel while on a U.S.
(1) According to the reporter, the French tragedienne was "a plain Iowan by birth" whose manners and essence were so American that she showed no "foreign frills" (4).
These performances gave observers a chance to comment upon the legacy of the great actress, as well as to express concern over the fact that no leading tragedienne seemed poised to take her place.
In 1798, while struggling to come to terms with her daughter Marias impending death, the revered tragedienne Sarah Siddons epitomized this paradigm of acting as self-revelation in a letter to her friend Penelope Pennington.
The Acropolis disagreed with this tactic and recommended that spectators "learn off by heart, if not the whole play, then at least the role of the great tragedienne" (19 January 1899).
Or c'est encore a une toile de Moreau qu'il fait reference pour souligner cette tendance: "Il reconnait avec admiration dans l'etoffe ou se drape une tragedienne, le propre tissu qu'on voit sur la Mort dans Le Jeune homme et la Mort, de Gustave Moreau, [...] Et en regardant la draperie de la tragedienne [...] il s'ecrit: "C'est bien beau!" non parce que l'etoffe est belle, mais parce qu'elle est l'etoffe peinte par Moreau" (135).
Madame Bernhardt took a very great interest in the local Della Robbia pottery industry, and when Mr Rathbone (the art director) was holding an exhibition some years ago the great tragedienne made a special visit to inspect it.
She also had a brilliant success in Paris, but decided to return to the Romanian stage, where she became known especially for tragedienne roles.
Dans les colonnes du Daily Nation, son redacteur en chef, Murithi Muthiga, soutient que la tragedienne kenyane est l'occasion de faire realiser au monde que [beaucoup moins que]nous vivons dans un monde interconnecte et qu'avoir un pays failli comme voisin, tel que la Somalie, peut avoir des effets bien au-dela de ses frontieres[beaucoup plus grand que].
It tells the story of India's ' great tragedienne' in exquisite, straight- from- the- heart prose.