- (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.
- a musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass, or of a similar character.
- an act or token of remembrance:
“he designed the epic as a requiem for his wife”
Origin: Middle English: from Latin (first word of the Mass), accusative of requies ‘rest.’
requiems (plural noun)
requiem mass (noun)
requiem masses (plural noun)