Pronunciation: (traj'ik),[key] —adj. 1. characteristic or suggestive of tragedy: tragic solemnity. 2. extremely mournful, melancholy, or pathetic: a tragic plight. 3. dreadful, calamitous, disastrous, or fatal: a tragic event. 4. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of tragedy: the tragic drama. 5. acting in or writing tragedy: a tragic actor; a tragic poet. 6. the tragic,the element or quality of tragedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: lives that had never known anything but the tragic.Also,trag'i•cal.