From a reissue of a violent 1972 classic to a macabre odyssey across a Gothic Southern landscape.
A few days later, a hunter spotted the burnt-out Fiat and alerted authorities who discovered the macabre scene inside.
Add to this macabre roster Reyna Chicas, the latest to be accused by authorities to lead a cult in California.
In this moment she is a macabre and terrible person, as wholly deserving of her own condemnation as everyone around her.
In more ways than one, the tableaux have macabre backstories.
And if these meetings had their macabre side, I hope it was hidden at least from my guests.
“Life,” he emphasized above the continuous, macabre rattle of a piano.
Why then call Maeterlinck morbid for embroidering the macabre, fascinating theme with new variations!
For as I write doubts dance like macabre figures among my words.
Over the iron mantel hung Zeke's "Knights of macabre" sword in its scabbard.
early 15c., from Old French (danse) Macabré "(dance) of Death" (1376), probably a translation of Medieval Latin (Chorea) Machabæorum, literally "dance of the Maccabees" (leaders of the Jewish revolt against Syro-Hellenes; see Maccabees). The association with the dance of death seems to be via vivid descriptions of the martyrdom of the Maccabees in the Apocryphal books. The abstracted sense of "gruesome" is first attested 1842 in French, 1889 in English.
The typical form which the allegory takes is that of a series of pictures, sculptured or painted, in which Death appears, either as a dancing skeleton or as a shrunken corpse wrapped in grave-clothes to persons representing every age and condition of life, and leads them all in a dance to the grave. ["Encyclopaedia Britannica," 11th ed., 1911]