noun (plural eulogies)
- 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.
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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