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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·qui·em /ˈrɛkwiəm ||ˈre ||ˈri-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·qui·em n.
 1. R.C.Ch. A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
 We should profane the service of the dead
 To sing a requiem and such rest to her
 As to peace-parted souls.   --Shak.
 2. Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person.
 3. Rest; quiet; peace. [Obs.]
 Else had I an eternal requiem kept,
 And in the arms of peace forever slept.   --Sandys.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a
           memorial to a dead person [syn: dirge, coronach, lament,
      2: a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
      3: a Mass celebrated for the dead