What is another word for tragedian?

Pronunciation: [tɹad͡ʒˈiːdi͡ən] (IPA)

A tragedian is a person who acts in or writes tragedies. However, if you're looking for another word to use instead, there are a few options. One possibility is "tragic actor," which specifically refers to someone who performs in tragic roles. Another synonym is "dramatist," which is more broad since it includes writers of all types of drama, including tragedy. You could also use "melodramatist" for someone who creates or performs in dramatic works that have an exaggerated emotional tone. Ultimately, which synonym you choose will depend on the specific context in which you're using the word.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Tragedian?

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Usage examples for Tragedian

One night a great tragedian was playing 'Hamlet,' and poor Uncle John grew so interested that he said things after him as loud as he could.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
But neither the news nor he who brought it could create more than a momentary stupor; and the tipsy fun soon renewed itself, at the expense of the living tragedian and the dead.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Balaustion and her husband were in a manner representatives of the dead tragedian.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Tragedian

  • It were to be wished that no youth of genius were suffered ever to look into Statius, Lucan, Claudian, or Seneca the tragedian; authors who, by their forced conceits, by their violent metaphors, by their swelling epithets, by their want of just decorum, have a strong tendency to dazzle and to mislead inexperienced minds, and tastes unformed, from the true relish of possibility, propriety, simplicity, and nature. [...] If I might venture to pronounce so rigorous a sentence, I would say, that the Romans can boast of but eight poets who are unexceptionably excellent,—namely, Terence, Lucretius, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, Phaedrus. These only can be called legitimate models of just thinking and writing. Succeeding authors, as it happens in all countries, resolving to be original and new, and to avoid the imputation of copying, become distorted and unnatural. By endeavouring to open an unbeaten path, they deserted simplicity and truth; weary of common and obvious beauties, they must needs hunt for remote and artificial decorations...
    Joseph Warton
  • I am billed as a humorist, but of course I am a tragedian at heart.
    Will Cuppy

Related words: Greek tragedian, comedies of errors, tragedies by Shakespeare, tragedies of Aeschylus

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