A public speech or published text in praise of someone or something: a panegyric on the pleasures of malt whisky
More example sentences
- In contrast, the ‘official’ folklorist is praised for his panegyrics addressed to the political authorities, if not the main ruler.
- The book is laced throughout with panegyrics and tributes to his friends and scientific colleagues that portray these innovators as heroes for the emerging new paradigm.
- The panegyric is directed toward the image of Louis, as signified by the bust, the statue, the fleurs-de-lis, and the words of the dedication, with which one of the Muses illustrates a central banner.
- Example sentences
- Amidst the panegyrical promises of modernization and development, few voices, either left or right, questioned the ideology of progress, though many fought bitterly over the division of the spoils.
- His work On Justinian's Buildings, was composed at the emperor's behest, and is panegyrical in tone.
- Demonstrative or panegyrical oratory is associated with the past and urges an audience to honor and imitate a virtuous subject.
Early 17th century: from French panégyrique, via Latin from Greek panēgurikos 'of public assembly', from pan 'all' + aguris 'agora, assembly'.
Words that rhyme with panegyricempiric, lyric, Pyrrhic, satiric, satyric, vampiric
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.