- The definition of a eulogy is a speech in honor of someone, generally a deceased person.
An example of a eulogy is a tribute given about someone at a funeral Mass.
- speech or writing in praise of a person, event, or thing; esp., a formal speech praising a person who has recently died
- high praise; commendation
Origin: Middle English euloge ; from Midieval Latin eulogia ; from Classical Greek praise, literally , fine language (in Septuagint and amp; New Testament , blessing) ; from eulegein, to speak well of, bless: see eu- and amp; -logy
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noun pl. eu·lo·gies
- A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
- High praise or commendation.
Origin: Middle English euloge, from Medieval Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogiā, praise : eu-, eu- + -logos, speech; see -logy.
- euˌlo·gisˈtic adjective
- euˌlo·gisˈti·cal·ly adverb
eulogy - Cultural Definition
Words of praise, often for a dead person, but also a staple in introducing speakers, in nominating candidates, and on other such occasions. (Compare elegy.)