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danse macabre

[French dahns ma-ka-bruh] /French dɑ̃s maˈka brə/
noun
Origin of danse macabre
From French
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  • Misson seems to regard the old danse macabre as the work of Holbein.

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

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • A fac-simile of another cut from the edition of a danse macabre, mentioned in No.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • This strange funeral, in fact, is the most perfect "danse macabre."

  • Just in time the music came to an abrupt end, and the danse macabre was done.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • It was manoeuvring for a position from which to attack the "danse macabre."

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris
  • 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
  • M. Peignot has given a very minute description of this volume with a list of the different persons in the danse macabre.

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

danse macabre

/dɑ̃s makɑbrə/
noun
1.
another name for dance of death
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