Definition of 'macabre'
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Jump jockeys have a macabre sense of humour. The Sun (2014)You could have a sense of the macabre if you allowed your imagination to run away with you. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We also share a silly, sometimes macabre sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Let the dance macabre begin. The Sun (2008)In a macabre twist, websites are also springing up that allow you to store emails that will be sent at staggered intervals after your death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His taut style and sense of the macabre were informed by his mother's tales of Norwegian trolls. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. macabre is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'macabre'
British English: macabre ADJECTIVE
You describe something such as an event or story as macabre when it is strange and horrible or upsetting, usually because it involves death or injury.
Police have made a macabre discovery.
Definition of macabre from the Collins English Dictionary
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