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Meaning of macabre

ma•ca•bre

Pronunciation: (mu-kä'bru, -käb', -kä'bur), [key]
— adj.
  1. gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
  2. of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect.
  3. of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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