dance of death









dance of death


noun

  1. a symbolic dance in which Death, represented as a skeleton, leads people or skeletons to their grave.
  2. a representation of this theme in art.

noun

  1. a pictorial, literary, or musical representation, current esp in the Middle Ages, of a dance in which living people, in order of social precedence, are led off to their graves, by a personification of deathAlso called (French): danse macabre

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