Complete Definition of "macabre"

English

Etymology
From Sp. macabro, from Arabic maqaber (cemetery plural)

Pronunciation
RP:

  • IPA|/mÉËkÉËbrÉ/

US

  • IPA|/mÉËkÉËb/
  • IPA|/mÉËkÉËbÉ/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. representing or personifying death
  2. obsessed with death or the gruesome
  3. ghastly

Translations
trans-top|representing or personifying death
Basque: t-|eu|makabro
Catalan: t-|ca|macabre
Dutch: t-|nl|macaber
German: t+|de|makaber
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|macabro
Romanian: t-|ro|macabru
Romansch: t-|rm|macaber
Spanish: t-|es|macabro
trans-bottom

trans-top|obsessed with death
trans-mid
Romanian: t-|ro|macabru
trans-bottom

trans-top|ghastly
German: t-|de|grausig
trans-mid
Romanian: t-|ro|îngrozitor
trans-bottom

Derived terms
danse macabre

Category:English borrowed words
Category:Death


Catalan

Adjective
ca-adj|fmacabra|fplmacabres

  1. l|en|macabre

French

Pronunciation
IPA|/ma.kabÊ/|lang=fr

Adjective
fr-adj-mf

  1. l|en|macabre

Synonyms
l|fr|lugubre


Italian

Adjective
infl|it|adjective form|gf|g2p

  1. Feminine plural of macabro

Romanian

Pronunciation
IPA|[ma'ka.bre]|lang=ro

Adjective
macabre

  1. ro-form-adj|fp|n|macabru
  2. ro-form-adj|fp|a|macabru
  3. ro-form-adj|np|n|macabru
  4. ro-form-adj|np|a|macabru

fr:macabre
io:macabre
fi:macabre
vi:macabre
zh:macabre

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