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eulogy

[ yoo-luh-jee ]
/ ˈyu lə dʒi /
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noun, plural eu·lo·gies.
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a set oration in honor of a deceased person.
high praise or commendation.

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Origin of eulogy

1585–95; <Late Latin eulogiaeulogia and Medieval Latin eulogiumeulogium

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH eulogy

elegy, eulogy
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British Dictionary definitions for eulogy

eulogy
/ (ˈjuːlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies
a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died
high praise or commendation
Also called (archaic): eulogium (juːˈləʊdʒɪəm)

Word Origin for eulogy

C16: from Late Latin eulogia, from Greek: praise, from eu- + -logy; influenced by Latin ēlogium short saying, inscription

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Avoid confusion with elegy
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Cultural definitions for eulogy

eulogy
[ (yooh-luh-jee) ]

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.)

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