macabre :


“Macabre” is a French-derived word which in its original language has the final “ruh” sound lightly pronounced. Those who know this are likely to scorn those who pronounce the word “muh-COB.” But this latter pronunciation is very popular and blessed by some American dictionaries, and those who prefer it sometimes view the French-derived pronunciation as pretentious. It’s up to you whether you want to risk being considered ignorant or snooty.

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  • s  shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    macabre tortures conceived by madmen
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  • Addams Familybrings ghoulish fun to the Fox Theatre in Detroit
    The Fox Theatre was filled with the macabre sights and sounds of everyone’s favorite ghoulish clan in the musical comedy “The Addams Family,” performed June 14-15 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Series.
    June 16, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • Partly Cloudy
    Rick's work combines elements of the macabre, the absurd, and the real to create a dynamic and strange view of the world through his art,... Tips on things to do before vacation to make it more enjoyable.
    June 14, 2013 - KAMR Amarillo
  • Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center
    Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.”        
    June 14, 2013 - Los Angeles Times