Re"qui*em , and cf. Requin.]
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.
Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person.
Rest; quiet; peace.
Else had I an eternal requiem kept,
And in the arms of peace forever slept.
© Webster 1913.