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Word: macabre

Definition: gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death


Sentences Containing 'macabre'

"The Penalty" was one of Chaney's breakout roles, showcasing his taste for the macabre and talent for contortion and disguise.
A macabre postscript to the story was an allegation that the bones of some of the Aborigines were shipped to Sydney in two casks, though there is no supportive evidence of this.
But as the film plunges deeper into the dark and macabre, Jyaku discovers that the Legend of the Overfiend is not what it seems and that the future of the three realms may be strikingly different from what he is led to believe.
Crosby's biographer Wolff wrote, Crosby's death, given the macabre circumstances under which it occurred, scandalized Boston's Back Bay society.
Despite the commonplace setting the scene is rather macabre: conversations alternate between lighthearted pleasantries and equally dismissive discussions of the treatment of Jews.
During the epilogue, Tsujikaze's past is further delved into, revealing how he came to adopt his macabre outlook on life and the events leading up to his encounter with Musashi in the first arc. This arc follows the upbringing of his arch-rival, Sasaki Kojirō.
Hallmarks of the theatre's regular schedule include the annual productions "From Shelterbelt With Love" (tales of love and relationships) and "Shelterskelter," (tales of horror, the macabre, suspense and dark comedy) coinciding with Valentine's Day and Halloween respectively.
In 1984, during the writing of "Urusei Yatsura" and "Maison Ikkoku", Takahashi took a different approach to storytelling and began the dark, macabre "Mermaid Saga".
In early 2008, "Rolling Stone" gave the song and its accompanying album a rating of 3.5/5 stars, commenting "Raise the Dead gives its macabre subjects (and its lighter ones) an oddly upbeat spin.
In his book "Danse Macabre", Stephen King nominated this episode as "...the single most frightening story ever done on TV."
It is full of the play of light and shadow, of macabre atmosphere, of sharply realistic faces and dramatic injections of sound.
It is typically classified in the action or martial arts category, however it is very much a crime thriller about a cop (Kanzaki), whose fiancé (Mina) is only the latest victim in a series of macabre serial killings of young women.
It relates a partly fictionalized account of Christina's time during captivity, with a detailed personal account of prison life, often drawing upon biblical references and black humour, and contrasting the comical with the macabre.
John Michael Callahan (February 5, 1951, Portland, Oregon – July 24, 2010), was a cartoonist, artist, and musician noted for dealing with macabre subjects and physical disabilities.
Murphy followed this with "Danse Macabre" (1922) featuring Adolph Bolm, Olin Howland, and Ruth Page.
Patrick Mulkern of "Radio Times" wrote that it had "decent mystery, a logical plot, a dollop of camp but perhaps most rewarding of all it's a "danse macabre"".
The conclusion of the piece recalls the macabre "Songe d'une nuit de sabbat" of Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" (1830).
The creativity of all those taking part and the many visitors have earned it other names such as the Spontaneous Carnival, Grotesque or Macabre Carnival. In 2005 the Nadur Carnival was the World Carnival Capital by virtue of hosting the largest ever gathering of international Carnival dignitaries and organizers for the global Carnival City summit organized by the Federation of European Carnival Cities
The finding spurs corrupt industrialist Blackthorne Shore to clandestinely uncover a second monster buried elsewhere — a giant vine-like creature called "Tendril", who attacks the amber block's public unveiling in San Francisco to release the macabre colossus trapped within, "D'Compose".
The magazine was set up in Chicago by J. C. Henneberger, an ex-journalist with a taste for the macabre.
The police call in the Los Angeles County Canine Corps, and the Dobermans surround Eddie, knock him to the ground and, with a fittingly macabre irony, viciously tear the monster to pieces in the same way he killed his victims.
The Type-II VK, which received the macabre nickname " 'baby coffin' " due to its shape, is remarkable in that it was possibly the first example of what today would be called a gun pod.
They travel in macabre ships stained with blood and decorated with corpses chained to the hulls.
Tracks include the dramatic Danse Macabre composed by Saint Saens, Palladio by Karl Jenkins and the well known hit To Love You More.

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