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req·ui·em

 (rĕk′wē-əm, rē′kwē-)
n.
1. Requiem Roman Catholic Church
a. A mass for a deceased person.
b. A musical composition for such a mass.
2. A hymn, composition, or service for the dead.

[Middle English, from Latin, accusative of requiēs, rest, the first word of the mass for the dead : re-, re- + quiēs, quiet; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

Requiem

(ˈrɛkwɪˌɛm)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a Mass celebrated for the dead
2. (Classical Music) a musical setting of this Mass
3. (Roman Catholic Church) a musical setting of this Mass
4. (Music, other) any piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person or persons
[C14: from Latin requiēs rest, from the opening of the introit, Requiem aeternam dona eis Rest eternal grant unto them]

req•ui•em

(ˈrɛk wi əm, ˈri kwi-, ˈreɪ-)

n.
1. (often cap.)
a. Also called req′uiem mass′. the mass celebrated for the repose of the souls of the dead.
b. a celebration of this mass.
c. a plainsong setting for this mass.
2. any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin, acc. of requiēs rest (the first word of the introit of the mass for the dead)]

requiem

A funeral mass and a musical setting of it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.requiem - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
2.Requiem - a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
Requiem - a Mass celebrated for the dead
Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
3.Requiem - a Mass celebrated for the dead
Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
Requiem - a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
Translations
قُدّاس راحَةً لِنَفْس الميِّت
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requiem

(ˈrekwiem) noun
(a piece of music written for) a mass for the souls of the dead.
References in classic literature ?
As Goethe, when he had a joy or a grief, put it into a song, so Laurie resolved to embalm his love sorrow in music, and to compose a Requiem which should harrow up Jo's soul and melt the heart of every hearer.
The Romish mass for the dead begins with Requiem eternam (eternal rest), whence Requiem denominating the mass itself, and any other funereal music.
She copied and arranged this from Mozart's Requiem.
Voice and instrument seemed both living, and threw out with vivid sympathy those strains which the ethereal Mozart first conceived as his own dying requiem.
And while the friends of thy father while each true Saxon heart, as it breathed a requiem for his soul, and those of his valiant sons, forgot not in their prayers the murdered Ulrica while all mourned and honoured the dead, thou hast lived to merit our hate and execration lived to unite thyself with the vile tyrant who murdered thy nearest and dearest who shed the blood of infancy, rather than a male of the noble house of Torquil Wolfganger should survive with him hast thou lived to unite thyself, and in the hands of lawless love
And I should be sorry to have to dedicate my Requiem Mass to you
About three years after her marriage, at the time of the Abbe de Sponde's death, Mademoiselle Armande joined Madame du Bousquier as they were leaving Saint-Leonard's, where they had gone to hear a requiem said for him.
If the poor abbe had not been in such a hurry, he might have had his requiem.
Neither my mother nor Anna Thedorovna were present at the requiem, for the former was ill and the latter was at loggerheads with the old man.
the requiem how be sung "By you - by yours, the evil eye, - by yours, the slanderous tongue "That did to death the innocent that died, and died so young?
The London Daily Requiem first voiced the universal alarm, and published an interview under the terrific caption of, "Mr.
She got little help from Rodney, and after singing her plaintive requiem for the death of poetry by herself, she charmed herself into good spirits again by remembering the existence of Mozart.