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Meaning of Requiem

Req•ui•em

Pronunciation: (rek'wē-um, rē'kwē-, rā'-), [key]
— n.
    1. Also calledReq&prim;uiem Mass&prim;.the Mass celebrated for the repose of the souls of the dead.
    2. a celebration of this Mass.
    3. a plainsong setting for this Mass.
  1. any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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