Eulogy definition

yo͝olə-jē
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Speech or writing in praise of a person, event, or thing; esp., a formal speech praising a person who has recently died.
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High praise or commendation.
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Speaking highly of someone; the act of praising or commending someone.
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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.

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A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
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An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eulogy
Plural:
eulogies

Origin of eulogy

  • Middle English euloge from Medieval Latin eulogium from Greek eulogiā praise eu- eu- logos speech –logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek εὐλογία (eulogia, “praise”).

    From Wiktionary