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eulogy

Line breaks: eu¦logy
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːlədʒi
 
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Definition of eulogy in English:

noun (plural eulogies)

A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to someone who has just died: a eulogy to the Queen Mother
More example sentences
  • The piece is a eulogy by his sister Shiela on the death of their mother.
  • Even an inaugural speech or a funeral eulogy loses relevance when taken out of context.
  • Then there will be a real state funeral, familiar nostalgia, more eulogies to praise duty and endurance.
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Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'high praise'): from medieval Latin eulogium, eulogia (from Greek eulogia 'praise'), apparently influenced by Latin elogium 'inscription on a tomb' (from Greek elegia 'elegy'). The current sense dates from the late 16th century.

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