danse macabre

French noun phrase
danse ma·​ca·​bre | \däⁿs-mä-käbrᵊ \

Definition of danse macabre 

: macabre dance : dance of death

Note: In the medieval period, the dance macabre was a literary or pictorial representation of a procession or dance of both living and dead figures expressing the medieval allegorical concept of the all-conquering and equalizing power of death.

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