danse macabre

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danse macabre

(dɑ̃s makɑbrə)
n
(Art Terms) another name for dance of death
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Noun1.danse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the gravedanse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
Translations
haláltánc
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Iannucci's beautiful nightmare is a dizzying dance macabre to savour.
Then Schubert will welcome us with his romantic Phantasie in F minor and Saint-Saens, there will then be a slight shift in atmosphere as the pianists will bring to our ears Schubert's Dance Macabre, arrangement for piano four hands.
But the Hasina government goes on merrily with the dance macabre.
You will dance a universal dance--a dance macabre, a danza de la muerte, a totentanz.
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