Macabre definitions

mə-kä'brə, mə-käb', -kä'bər
The definition of macabre is something gruesome, shocking or horrifying.

An example of macabre is a series of bloody murders committed by a serial killer.

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Upsetting or horrifying by association with death or injury; gruesome.
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Constituting or including a representation of death.
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Grim and horrible; gruesome; ghastly.
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Obsessed with death or the gruesome.
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Origin of macabre

Possibly from Spanish macabro, from Arabic مقابر (maqābir, “tombs, cemeteries"), plural of مقبرة (maqbara or maqbura) or of مقبر (maqbar), but the Arabic etymology is rejected by Romance linguists.