requiem
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹɛkwɪəm/, /ˈɹɛkwiɛm/, /ˈɹɛːkwiəm/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɛ.kwi.əm/
Noun

requiem (plural requiems)

  1. A mass (especially Catholic) to honor and remember a dead person.
  2. A musical composition for such a mass.
  3. A piece of music composed to honor a dead person.
  4. (obsolete) rest; peace
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requiem (plural requiems)

  1. A large or dangerous shark, specifically, (zoology) a member of the family Carcharhinidae.
    • 1973, Patrick Buchanan, A Requiem of Sharks:
      Any man-eater is called a requiem.



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