danse macabre

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

Definition of danse macabre

  1. :  macabre dance :  dance of death 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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