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
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Translations
haláltánc
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