requiem
[ rek-wee-uhm ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
Middle Englishfrom Latin (first word of the Mass), accusative of requies ‘rest’
Synonyms
  • eulogy
  • liturgy
  • monody
  • canticle
  • ceremony
  • elegy
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead
Example
A) She did not wish to partake in the requiem because her relationship with the deceased was complicated. B) His family huddled in tears during the requiem.
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