Requiem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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

Examples

...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

noun
singular: requiem
plural: requiems
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