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Definition something to honor the memory of someone who died — especially music written for that purpose or a ceremony
  • They played Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor.
  • The film is called Requiem for a Dream.
  • She wrote a moving requiem.
  • her career retrospective entitled Requiem
  • And on the morn the hermit that sometime was Bishop of Canterbury sang the mass of Requiem with great devotion.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur
  • The Reverend DeWitt's requiem at the cemetery was a capsulated version of what he had told us at the mortuary.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • And on the morn the hermit that sometime was Bishop of Canterbury sang the mass of Requiem with great devotion.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II
  • Requiem aeternam Bona eis.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The cardinal, like an archangel in cope and mitre, sprinkled the holy water; the organ broke into sound; the choir began to sing the Requiem Eternam.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • No more be done; We should profane the service of the dead To sing a requiem and such rest to her As to peace-parted souls.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • And I should be sorry to have to dedicate my Requiem Mass to you!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • "I'd want Mozart's Requiem," I said.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • And I found it more or less appropriate that the French word for shark, requin, has its linguistic roots in the word requiem.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The grave voice began again:— "Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Romish mass for the dead begins with "Requiem eternam" (eternal rest), whence REQUIEM denominating the mass itself, and any other funeral music.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Or had the creatures already joined their voices together in a requiem for the dying Earth?
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I had a requiem service.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • It is simply my business to say, as Leonora's people say: "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Do mine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It was Homer's requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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