- 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.
- a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
- high or hyperbolic praise; laudation
Origin: Fr panégyrique from Classical Latin panegyricus from Glassical Greek panēgyris, public meeting from pan, all (see pan-) plush ageirein, to bring together
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- 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