Definition of macabre in English:

macabre

Line breaks: ma|cabre
Pronunciation: /məˈkɑːbr(ə)
 
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adjective

Origin

late 19th century: from French macabre, from Danse Macabre 'dance of death', from Old French, perhaps from Macabé 'a Maccabee', with reference to a miracle play depicting the slaughter of the Maccabees.

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