Definition of Macabre in English :

Define Macabre in English

Macabre meaning in English

Meaning of Macabre in English

Pronunciation of Macabre in English

Macabre pronunciation in English

Pronounce Macabre in English


see synonyms of macabre


1. ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

Example Sentences:
'ghastly wounds'
'the grim aftermath of the bombing'
'the grim task of burying the victims'
'a grisly murder'
'gruesome evidence of human sacrifice'
'macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages'
'macabre tortures conceived by madmen'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of macabre
gruesome; ghastly; grim
resembling or associated with the danse macabre

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see synonyms of macabre
grim and horrible; gruesome; ghastly
: also maˈcaber (məˈkɑbər ; məkäˈbər)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of macabre
1. Upsetting or horrifying by association with death or injury; gruesome: "When Lucia describes [the saints'] torments, Jo sees a chorus of macabre dolls, most of them missing parts" (Nancy Reisman). See Synonyms at ghastly.
2. Constituting or including a representation of death.

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