macabre

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ma·ca·bre

adjective \mə-ˈkäb; -ˈkä-brə, -bər; -ˈkäbrə\

: involving death or violence in a way that is strange, frightening, or unpleasant

Full Definition of MACABRE

1
:  having death as a subject :  comprising or including a personalized representation of death
2
:  dwelling on the gruesome
3
:  tending to produce horror in a beholder

Examples of MACABRE

  1. a macabre story of murder and madness
  2. Police discovered a macabre scene inside the house.

Origin of MACABRE

French, from (danse) macabre dance of death, from Middle French (danse de) Macabré
First Known Use: 1889

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