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English definition of “requiem (mass)”

requiem (mass)

noun [C]     /ˌrek.wi.əmˈmæs/
a mass (= a Christian ceremony) at which people honour and pray for a dead personRemembering people who have diedCeremonies a piece of music written for this ceremony: Mozart's/Verdi's RequiemMusical pieces
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