One who performs tragic roles in the theater.(noun)
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Use "tragedian" in a sentence
"A tragedian is a hard character only on the stage, but the comedian is the comedian always."
"Our tragedian was a rough joker off the stage; our prime clown the most peevish mortal living."
"It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and serious, given by a group of men at a symposium or a wine drinking gathering at the house of the tragedian Agathon at Athens."