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Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.
Lauren DeStefano

Meaning of "macabre" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MACABRE

From Old French danse macabre dance of death, probably from macabé relating to the Maccabees, who were associated with death because of the doctrines and prayers for the dead in II Macc. (12:43–46).
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PRONUNCIATION OF MACABRE

macabre  [məˈkɑːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MACABRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Macabre is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MACABRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

macabre

Macabre

In works of art, macabre is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere. Macabre works emphasize the details and symbols of death. Authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Edgar Allan Poe used macabre atmosphere in their works.

Definition of macabre in the English dictionary

The definition of macabre in the dictionary is gruesome; ghastly; grim. Other definition of macabre is resembling or associated with the danse macabre.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MACABRE


araba
əˈrɑːbə
arba
ˈɑːbə
Arber
ˈɑːbə
arbor
ˈɑːbə
arbour
ˈɑːbə
aufgabe
ˈaʊfˌɡɑːbə
Babar
ˈbɑːbə
Baber
ˈbɑːbə
barber
ˈbɑːbə
Barbour
ˈbɑːbə
Caaba
ˈkɑːbə
casaba
kəˈsɑːbə
Gabar
ˈɡɑːbə
harbour
ˈhɑːbə
Kaaba
ˈkɑːbə
Lualaba
ˌluːəˈlɑːbə
Orizaba
ˌɔːrɪˈzɑːbə
PABA
ˈpɑːbə
Saba
ˈsɑːbə
Shaba
ˈʃɑːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MACABRE

macaberesque
macabrely
macaco
macadam
macadamia
macadamia nut
macadamisation
macadamise
macadamiser
macadamization
macadamize
macadamizer
macahuba
macallum
Macao
Macapagal Arroyo
macaque
macarise
macarism
macaroni

WORDS THAT END LIKE MACABRE

calibre
carbon fibre
danse macabre
Fabre
femme de chambre
femmes de chambre
fibre
funebre
hombre
La Cumbre
lucha libre
microfibre
ombre
robe-de-chambre
robes-de-chambre
sabre
Sambre
sombre
timbre
valet de chambre

Synonyms and antonyms of macabre in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MACABRE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «macabre» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of macabre

Translation of «macabre» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MACABRE

Find out the translation of macabre to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of macabre from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «macabre» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恐怖的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

macabro
570 millions of speakers

English

macabre
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तांडव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مروع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жуткий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

macabro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

macabre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Makabre
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

makaber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

気味の悪い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

섬뜩한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Macabre
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lo âu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரக்கமற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भयानक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ürkütücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

macabro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

makabryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

моторошний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

macabru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μακάβριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

makabere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

makaber
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

makabre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of macabre

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MACABRE»

The term «macabre» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.176 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MACABRE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about macabre

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5 QUOTES WITH «MACABRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word macabre.
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Lauren DeStefano
Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.
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Colman Domingo
It is true that as people, we tend to remember only the positive. With time, the grim details fade away, and as a species we survive on this notion. In our desire to gloss over the undeniable macabre parts of our American history, we forget. That amnesia manifests itself, especially when dealing with the plight of black men.
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Anthony Hecht
It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden.
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Tippi Hedren
Working with Chaplin was very amusing and strange. His films are so funny, but working with him, I found him to be a very serious man. Whereas the films of Hitchcock are macabre, he could be a very funny man to work with, always telling jokes and holding court. Of course, when I worked with Charlie he was getting older.
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Jessica Mitford
Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MACABRE»

Discover the use of macabre in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to macabre and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Danse Macabre
Here, in ten brilliantly written chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books, and films that comprise the horror genre—from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and ...
Stephen King, 2011
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The Danse Macabre of Women: Ms. Fr. 995 of the Bibliothèque ...
The 'Danse Macabre' of Women is a 15th-century French poem found in an illuminated late-medieval manuscript. This book contains reproductions of each manuscript folio, a translation and explanatory chapters by Ann Tukey Harrison.
Ann Tukey Harrison, Sandra Hindman, 1994
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Criminal Macabre Omnibus Volume 1
A pill-popping alcoholic reprobate, Cal is the only line of defense between Los Angeles and a growing horde of zombies, vampires, possessed muscle cars, mad scientists, werewolves, and much more weirdness! * “I literally screamed HOLY $ ...
Steve Niles, 2011
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Danse Macabre
An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel.
Laurell K. Hamilton, 2010
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Texian Macabre
" Stephen L. Hardin's suspenseful and witty narrative reads like a contemporary page-turner, yet all is carefully documented history. He entwines the murder into the story of the sordid city like the strands of a hangman's rope.
Stephen L. Hardin, 2013
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The Dance Macabre
The Dance Macabre (Paean on the nature of life and death as a Humanist Philosophy)in six cantos Danse Macabre (French), Danza Macabra (Italian and Spanish), or Totentanz (German), is a late-medieval allegory on the universality of death.
Steven Parris Ward, 2010
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Morbid Macabre Collection
The twelve stories and the never-before-seen Entropy excerpt in this Morbid Macabre Collection are meant to contain many of the same elements that horror movies contain. That means they may not be suitable for all tastes and ages.
Sterling Knight, 2005
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TALES OF MYSTERY & THE MACABRE
Elizabeth Gaskell is better known today for her pioneering social novels such as Mary Barton (1848) but she also wrote some fascinating tales of the supernatural and the macabre, which are collected here in this volume.
Elizabeth Gaskell, 2008
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A Macabre Myth of a Moth-Man
Unluckily for Nina, her world is about to be blown apart by the ugly-as-sin truth Looks like Moth and Nina have got enough on their plates and that s not including the gas-mask wearing cult, the ticking, blade-fingered robot or the old man ...
Brad Fear, 2008
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Daphne du Maurier's classics of the macabre
Six of the best stories by this author including "Don't Look Now" and "The Birds" all nicely illustrated with watercolors.
‎1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MACABRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term macabre is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zapruder's Surf Film | SURFER Magazine
It was as macabre as it was unthinkable. I was watching surfing's Zapruder film, live. The black gravitas of the moment was broken by a “Holy ... «Surfer Magazine, Jul 15»
2
The Strangest Tourist Attraction in the World is in Wisconsin - Yahoo
... of “Streets of Yesterday,” an eerie tour through 19th century America, or perhaps Disney's Main Street, U.S.A. with some macabre twists. «Yahoo Travel, Jul 15»
3
It's Time For Congress To Stop Taxpayer Funding Of Planned …
This macabre practice is not only repugnant, but illegal. Trafficking in the sale of human body parts is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
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Someone Stole the Skull of 'Nosferatu' Director F.W. Murnau | Smart …
The motives range from the mercenary to the macabre: Corpses have been snatched for ransom and for the purpose of cannibalism. Victims ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
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San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin pushes back against tech-led …
In addition to the daily tours he has just started running a weekly night-time tour taking in macabre history such as the Zodiac killer. “It's the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Macabre finding in French lab - IOL SciTech
Macabre finding in French lab. July 20 2015 at 08:51am. By Daily Mail Comment on this story. iol scitech july 23 lab AP File photo: They included 'a jar ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
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Ashlee Martinson: Did The Teen's Obsession With The Macabre
Her Pinterest page was filled with macabre photos. Police state that Ashlee had fought with her parents over Sisco, who they felt was too old for ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Benjamin Booker brings gritty, macabre Blues to Latitude 2015
Easing Latitude in with some fairly disquieting slabs of Blues, Benjamin Booker's second onto the Obelisk, bringing a haul of muddied, ... «DIY Magazine, Jul 15»
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Weird tales surround Massachusetts' most historic places
Tales of murder, mayhem, and the macabre lurk around certain corners of Massachusetts, and many people don't even realize it. Tour guides ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Macabre tales of Barnsley
The macabre tales in this book reveal a side to Barnsley that is not visible in the modern town of today. The intriguing narrative and in-depth ... «The Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Macabre [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/macabre>. Jan 2021 ».
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