[ɹ_ˈɛ_k_w_ɪ__ˌɛ_m], [ɹˈɛkwɪˌɛm], [ɹˈɛkwɪˌɛm]

Definitions of requiem:

  1.   A hymn or mass sung for the quiet or rest of the soul of the dead: a grand musical composition in honor of the dead. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Hymn or mass sung for the repose of departed souls. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A Mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead; the music for such a Mass; any hymn cr solemn musical service in honor of the dead. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A grand musical composition performed in the R. Cath. Ch. in honour of a deceased person, so called from " requiem," the first of the Latin words of the hymn; a musical mass for the repose of the soul of the dead. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A hymn or mass sung for the repose of the soul of the dead, beginning with this word; a musical composition in honour of some dead person. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for requiem:

  1. At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a DV camera and just do a small film. But then the hunger comes back. – Darren Aronofsky
  2. I hope that Requiem is better than Pi. I hope that Pi is better than my student films, and I'm hoping that I'm getting better as I get older. – Darren Aronofsky

Usage examples for requiem:

  1. Ye winds, that move over the mighty places of the West, chant his requiem – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. The other side bears the name and dates and the requiem Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. ” – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  3. Alone on the waters, months after the event, and five thousand miles from the scene of his fate, we gave a sailor's requiem to a brave and accomplished officer. ” – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  4. From the volume of poems called Underwoods, read The Celestial Surgeon and Requiem – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  5. By the greatest of luck they're giving a special concert for some charity or other, a beautiful program; a sort of musical requiem – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  6. “ Cherubini's Second Requiem in D minor, for male voices only, was used. ” – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  7. And that music is her requiem and his too! ” – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  8. There is also some talk of a musical festival under Berlioz's direction at Brunswick next summer, where his Requiem and Te Deum are to be performed. ” – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  9. “ No requiem only the murmuring in the boughs above, those far- away voices, dearer to him, perhaps,- and to his companion in the grave beside,- than all other music. ” – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  10. Overhead the always green branches would sing a gentle requiem in the breeze the whole year through. ” – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden