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danse macabre

[ French dahns ma-ka-bruh ]

danse macabre

/ dɑ̃s makɑbrə /

noun

  1. another name for dance of death


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Word History and Origins

Origin of danse macabre1

From French

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Example Sentences

It was around this time that the allegorical artistic genre of the Danse Macabre, or “Dance of the Death,” became popular.

The danse macabre of so many unlucky countries is a billion-dollar business, part of the Massachusetts economic miracle.

At Rouen in the aitre (atrium) or cloister of St Maclou there also remains a sculptured danse macabre.

The Danse Macabre itself is a subject which is well nigh exhaustless.

Saint-Saëns has even utilized the barbarous xylophone, whose proper place is the variety hall, in his "Danse Macabre."

Perhaps the most characteristic of the four symphonic poems is the well-known "Danse Macabre."

During the rest of the century we find not unfrequently allusions to the Danse Macabre.

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