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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It's not just the supermarkets either - last week the BBC had a Strictly Come Dancing "dance of the dead" special, while Philip Hammond's October 29 budget was labelled the "Halloween budget" by the Sun newspaper.
It's not just the supermarkets either - last week the BBC had aStrictly Come Dancing "dance of the dead" special, while Philip Hammond's October 29 budget was labelled the "Halloween budget" bythe Sun newspaper.
A string of all-star parties, exhibitions and books are planned for the anniversary of the day in 1912 when work began on "Totentanz" (The Dance of the Dead), starring Danish superstar of the era Asta Nielsen.