Requiem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekwiəm|  American pronunciation of the word requiem
Brit.  |ˈrɛkwɪəm|  British pronunciation of the word requiem


- a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person (syn: coronach, dirge, lament, threnody)
- a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
- a Mass celebrated for the dead


...the choir will sing Mozart's Requiem...

The Requiem torso was preceded by the cantata.

Have you heard the new recording of Mozart's Requiem?

Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time

Word forms

singular: requiem
plural: requiems
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