Definitions for dance of death
danse macabre, dance of death(noun)
a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
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Dance of Death
an allegorical representation in a dramatic or pictorial form of Death, figuring, originally as a skeleton, and performing his part as a chief actor all through the drama of life, and often amid the gayest scenes of it; a succession of woodcuts by Holbein in representation of this dance is well known.
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