- Suggesting the horror of death and decay; gruesome: macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle Ages. See Synonyms at ghastly. (adjective)
- Constituting or including a representation of death. (adjective)
- Gruesome; ghastly; grim (adjective)
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- Resembling or associated with the danse macabre (adjective)
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