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Definition of requiem noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    requiem

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈrɛkwiəm//
     
    (also requiem mass)
     
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  1. 1a Christian ceremony for a person who has recently died, at which people say prayers for his or her soul
  2. 2a piece of music for this ceremony
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