English - Vietnamese Dictionary
tragedy /'trædʤidi/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (nghĩa bóng) tấn bi kịch, tấn thảm kịch
+an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
+drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
Advanced English Dictionary
catastrophe, calamity, disaster, misfortune, adversity, blow:
The death of their dog was a terrible tragedy, especially for the children.
+ noun [C, U] (plural tragedies)Collocation Dictionary
1 a very sad event or situation, especially one that involves death: It's a tragedy that she died so young. + Tragedy struck the family when their three-year-old son was hit by a car and killed. + The whole affair ended in tragedy. + Investigators are searching the wreckage of the plane to try to find the cause of the tragedy.
2 a serious play with a sad ending, especially one in which the main character dies; plays of this type: Shakespeare's tragedies + Greek tragedy
1 event/situation that causes great sadness
absolute, appalling, awful, great, major, real, terrible | family, human, personal, private
VERB + TRAGEDY
A family's outing ended in tragedy when their boat capsized.
| be dogged by, suffer | avert, avoid, prevent
TRAGEDY + VERB
happen, occur, strike (sb)
Tragedy struck when their 8-year-old daughter was knocked down by a car.
~ for sb
The closure of the factory is a tragedy for the whole community.
2 serious play with a sad ending
classical, Greek, Jacobean, Shakespearean
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