Definition of tragédie lyrique in English:

tragédie lyrique

noun

  • A genre of French opera of the 17th and 18th centuries which makes use of tragic mythological or epic subjects; an opera in this genre.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Quarterly Review. From French tragédie lyrique from tragédie + lyrique.

Pronunciation

tragédie lyrique

/ˌtradʒɪdi lɪˈriːk//traʒəˌdiː lɪˈriːk/