noun (plural tragedies)
- [mass noun] the dramatic genre represented by tragedies:Greek tragedyCompare with comedy.
late Middle English: from Old French tragedie, via Latin from Greek tragōidia, apparently from tragos 'goat' (the reason remains unexplained) + ōidē 'song, ode'. Compare with tragic
Spell tragedy with -g- in the middle.
tragedy began in ancient Greece.