Dies Irae

[ dee-eys eer-ey ]

  1. a Latin hymn on the Day of Judgment, commonly sung in a Requiem Mass.

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  • Of my wanderings after I left the Museum on that black and dismal Dies Irae, I have but a dim recollection.

    The Vanishing Man | R. Austin Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for Dies Irae

Dies Irae

/ Latin (ˈdiːeɪz ˈɪəraɪ) /

  1. Christianity a famous Latin hymn of the 13th century, describing the Last Judgment. It is used in the Mass for the dead

  2. a musical setting of this hymn, usually part of a setting of the Requiem

Origin of Dies Irae

literally: day of wrath

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