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macabre
American English: /məˈkɑbrə/
, /məˈkɑb/
British English: /məˈkɑːbr(ə)/

Translation of macabre in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • The story of secrecy, scientific ethics and national security is macabre, grisly and disturbing.
    • And what happened next was 70 persons butchered and burnt in a macabre dance of death.
    • The Archbishop Turpin, disturbed by this macabre turn of events, decided to examine the corpse.

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