- Panegyric is a public speech or published text designed to praise someone or something.
A speech praising a new political theory is an example of a panegyric.
panegyric definition by Webster's New World
- a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
- high or hyperbolic praise; laudation
Origin: French panégyrique ; from Classical Latin panegyricus ; from Classical Greek panēgyris, public meeting ; from pan, all (see pan-) plush ageirein, to bring together
panegyric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
- Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
Origin: Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panēguris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
- panˌe·gyrˈi·cal adjective
- panˌe·gyrˈi·cal·ly adverb