• WordNet 3.6
    • n tragedienne an actress who specializes in tragic roles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tragédienne A woman who plays in tragedy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

It was the head of a tragedienne or a martyr, and the lean, rather beautiful body was eloquent of life.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
She was sewing on a dress just discarded by Adelaide French, the tragedienne.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
She is perhaps less stately and grand than Ristori, but in fire and depth of feeling she greatly surpasses this eminent tragedienne.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875." by Various
What a pity it was that Berlioz did not fall in love with an Italian singer instead of an English tragedienne!
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saƫns
Her genius as a tragedienne surpassed her talent as a singer.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
Encouraged by Pasta, Giulia Grisi declared that she, too, would become a great tragedienne.
"Great Singers, Second Series" by George T. Ferris
She was universally allowed to be the greatest tragedienne of the day.
"The Arena" by Various
Zempoalla, the Indian Queen, a fine role, was superbly acted by Mrs. Marshall, the leading tragedienne of the day.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
The tragedienne came in a hackney cab; the comte offered to send her back in his carriage.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
As a tragedienne she can be compared to Talma only.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Pauline Viardot, the sublime lyric tragedienne.
"My Recollections" by Jules Massenet