IPA: mʌkˈɑbrʌ


  • Representing or personifying death.
  • Obsessed with death or the gruesome.
  • Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.

Examples of "macabre" in Sentences

  • That's why the dance is macabre.
  • There is a certain macabre humour about it though.
  • The macabre result of his effort speaks for itself.
  • Bradbury's style was a mixture of the familiar and the macabre.
  • Some of the scenes are hilarious, some depressing and some macabre.
  • It was pretty macabre all the way through, especially the beginning.
  • I am drawn to the macabre, the bizarre, the sensational and the offbeat.
  • It was fascinating in a macabre sort of way but the outcome was ineveitable.
  • The mood set by the music appeals to many who enjoy the strange and macabre.
  • There is room, too, for a sense of the absurd and the macabre sense of humour.
  • My first thought when I saw the babies and children was "how macabre is this?"
  • It is a bit macabre, but I'd prefer to keep the head at the top of the article.
  • Look at it from a purely aesthetic standpoint and it may, have a certain macabre appeal.
  • It's difficult to describe the illustrations of Edward Gorey without using the word "macabre."
  • "She looked at me and looked away," Stumpo told NEWSWEEK, as he recalled the macabre scene in an exclusive interview.
  • Especially one guy, who's subjected to ..., well, I'm not even going to tell you except to say that the word macabre applies.
  • There is a certain macabre sense of voyeurism throughout The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, partly because the movie lays bare the inner workings of the imagination, but largely due to the fact that this film serves as the final film from Heath Ledger.
  • I didn't pursue it with a Goth kid's reverence (and besides, anyone who tries to apply here who gives the boss a feeling that they like the Cure and use the word macabre more often than the next guy is swiftly shown the door), but with a sense of irony, or at least what my eighteen year old brain thought was a sense of irony.

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