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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References in classic literature ?
dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute at every royal
Walter Skold enlisted the son of novelist John Updike to carve a unique tombstone that will be topped with a dancing skeleton and a quill.
The face filters or lenses, include one that turns the users into a dancing skeleton, as well as filters that can turn the users into a vampire or zombie and one that features a spooky strobe light.
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From dancing skeletons to a herd of grim reapers - the procession for the Day of the Dead is in full swing on Saturday (October 28).