Macaberesque

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Macaberesque ma-kā-bėr-esk′ pertaining to, or like, the Dance of Death.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. La Danse Macabre, Low L. Machabæorum chorea, the dance of the Maccabees, prob. because the seven brothers whose martyrdom is recorded in the 7th chapter of the 2d Book of Maccabees played an important part in the earliest form of the 14th-cent. drama on the subject.

Usage

In literature:

He has seizures of erotic and macaberesque madness.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 6 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
He has seizures of erotic and macaberesque madness.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
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