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danse macabre

[French dahns ma-ka-bruh] /French dɑ̃s maˈka brə/
Origin of danse macabre
From French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A fac-simile of another cut from the edition of a danse macabre, mentioned in No.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • Another beautiful volume on vellum, with the same danse macabre.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • Abstract and concrete meet and take hands or jostle, too much as skeleton and lady might in a danse macabre.

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden
  • Misson seems to regard the old danse macabre as the work of Holbein.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • France, indeed, appears to have been the native country of the danse macabre.

  • It was manoeuvring for a position from which to attack the "danse macabre."

    The Penalty Gouverneur Morris
  • This strange funeral, in fact, is the most perfect "danse macabre."

  • This beautiful book is on vellum, with the same danse macabre as in the preceding, but the other cuts are different.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
British Dictionary definitions for danse macabre

danse macabre

/dɑ̃s makɑbrə/
another name for dance of death
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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