- Encomium is defined as formal praise or tribute.
An example of an encomium is the speech given to the recipient of a service award presented each year by a town’s city hall.
encomium definition by Webster's New World
encomium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. en·co·mi·ums or en·co·mi·a
- Warm, glowing praise.
- A formal expression of praise; a tribute.
Origin: Latin encōmium, from Greek enkōmion (epos), (speech) praising a victor, neuter of enkōmios, of the victory procession : en-, in; see en-2 + kōmos, celebration.