What does the word requiem mean?

Usage examples for requiem

  1. The great day of the requiem came at last. – Two Penniless Princesses by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. He was deeply moved by the occasion; his address was a requiem. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  3. Another bella divozione for the same end is to go up the steps of Ara Coeli on your knees reciting a requiem aeternum or a de profundis on each step. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson