danse macabre definition

  • noun:
    • also called Dance of Death, a conventional topic in art, literature and drama, or a particular operate in that style, by which demise (in the form of a putrid corpse, skeleton, personified Death in other words. the Grim Reaper, or comparable) is shown leading people of all personal ranks (large and reduced) into the grave. It demonstrates that whatever folks might have in life, death comes to everybody alike, irrespective of how old they are, condition ,or wide range or power.
    • a medieval party which a skeleton representing demise leads a procession of other individuals into the grave

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