[ rek-wee-uhm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from Latin (first word of the Mass), accusative of requies ‘rest’
  • eulogy
  • liturgy
  • monody
  • canticle
  • ceremony
  • elegy
  • unavailable
any musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead
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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