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REQUIEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Requiem mean? 

REQUIEM (noun)
  The noun REQUIEM has 3 senses:

1. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
2. a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
3. a Mass celebrated for the dead

  Familiarity information: REQUIEM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REQUIEM (noun)


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Meaning:

A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

coronach; dirge; requiem; threnody; lament

Hypernyms ("requiem" is a kind of...):

song; vocal (a short musical composition with words)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "requiem"):

keen (a funeral lament sung with loud wailing)


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Meaning:

A musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Requiem" is a kind of...):

Mass (a musical setting for a Mass)

Holonyms ("Requiem" is a part of...):

Requiem (a Mass celebrated for the dead)


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Meaning:

A Mass celebrated for the dead

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("Requiem" is a kind of...):

Mass ((Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist)

Meronyms (parts of "Requiem"):

Requiem (a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead)


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