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Dies Irae

[ dee-eys eer-ey ]
/ ˈdi eɪs ˈɪər eɪ /
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noun
a Latin hymn on the Day of Judgment, commonly sung in a Requiem Mass.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dies Irae

Dies Irae
/ Latin (ˈdiːeɪz ˈɪəraɪ) /

noun
Christianity a famous Latin hymn of the 13th century, describing the Last Judgment. It is used in the Mass for the dead
a musical setting of this hymn, usually part of a setting of the Requiem

Word Origin for Dies Irae

literally: day of wrath
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