Pronunciation: (mu-kä'bru, -käb', -kä'bur), [key]
1. gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
2. of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect.
3. of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death. Also,ma•ca'ber.
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