3. Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow.

Why look you still so stern and tragical ?

Trag"ic*al*ly, adv.Trag"ic*al*ness, n.

(Trag"ic) n.

1. A writer of tragedy. [Obs.]

2. A tragedy; a tragic drama. [Obs.]

(Trag`i-com"e*dy) n. [Cf. F. tragicomédie, L. tragicocomoedia. See Tragic, and Comedy.] A kind of drama representing some action in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the nature both of tragedy and comedy.

The noble tragi-comedy of "Measure for Measure."

(Trag`i-com"ic Trag`i-com"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. tragi-comique.] Of or pertaining to tragi-comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes.Trag`- com"ic*al*ly, adv.

Julian felt toward him that tragi-comic sensation which makes us pity the object which excites it not the less that we are somewhat inclined to laugh amid our sympathy.
Sir W. Scott.

(Trag`i-com`i-pas"tor*al) a. Partaking of the nature of, or combining, tragedy, comedy, and pastoral poetry. [R.] Gay.

(Trag"o*pan) n. [NL., fr. L. tragopan a fabulous Ethiopian bird, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly colored with a variety of tints, the back and breast are usually covered with white or buff ocelli, and the head is ornamented with two bright-colored, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant of India is one of the best-known species.

(||Tra"gus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a part of the inner ear.] (Anat.) The prominence in front of the external opening of the ear. See Illust. under Ear.

T rail
(T" rail`) See under T.

(Trail) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trailed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trailing.] [OE. trailen, OF. trailler to trail a deer, or hunt him upon a cold scent, also, to hunt or pursue him with a limehound, F. trailler to trail a fishing line; probably from a derivative of L. trahere to draw; cf. L. traha a drag, sledge, tragula a kind of drag net, a small sledge, Sp. trailla a leash, an instrument for leveling the ground, D. treilen to draw with a rope, to tow, treil a rope for drawing a boat. See Trace, v. t.]

1. To hunt by the track; to track. Halliwell.

2. To draw or drag, as along the ground.

And hung his head, and trailed his legs along.

They shall not trail me through their streets
Like a wild beast.

Long behind he trails his pompous robe.

3. (Mil.) To carry, as a firearm, with the breech near the ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right hand near the middle.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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