danse macabre

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Synonyms for danse macabre

a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave

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Their Dance of the Dead (The Awakening) was embedded in a simple narrative in which a vodoun ceremony called up a figure of Death, who in turn called up two skeletons from their sarcophagi.