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Some accusations apparently even took a turn for the macabre.

For the most part, however, he just talks into a stiff, eerie silence, in a monologue that he seems to ad-lib or summon forth from a macabre collection of fables that exists only in his head.

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A few months later, he began doodling on his computer, drawing a lucha libre mask resembling Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the rock ’n’ roll pioneer known for his operatic vocals and macabre stage antics.

In Pune, one of the worst-hit cities in India, the wailing sirens of ambulances have become a macabre feature of the city’s soundscape.

Later in the “Sinnerman” narrative, the game features yet another scene that makes excellent use of the first-person camera, using your eyes and hands to partake in this macabre, sacrilegious act of violence and media.

Given the somewhat macabre origins of the feast, many of the celebrations were designed to placate the gods.

You two seem to have similar artistic sensibilities, both very interested in the macabre.

After all, he was on television every week, telling macabre stories, frightening us.

And in the summer months, when shootings soar, the city can be a ghoulish playground for those interested in the macabre.

Over the past few years, macabre signs of vampire burials have been unearthed across Europe and even in the United States.

For the significance of the French word macabre we must turn to the Arabic makabir, signifying a burial place or cemetery.

"All over but the cheering," he replied with that strange, macabre humor which often comes to solace men about to die.

At Rouen in the aitre (atrium) or cloister of St Maclou there also remains a sculptured danse macabre.

The Danse Macabre itself is a subject which is well nigh exhaustless.

Saint-Saëns has even utilized the barbarous xylophone, whose proper place is the variety hall, in his "Danse Macabre."


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to macabre, such as: frightening, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, and gruesome.

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