noun \ˈyü-lə-jē\

: a speech that praises someone who has died

plural eu·lo·gies

Full Definition of EULOGY

:  a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased <she delivered the eulogy at his funeral>
:  high praise
eu·lo·gis·tic \ˌyü-lə-ˈjis-tik\ adjective
eu·lo·gis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of EULOGY

  1. He delivered a moving eulogy at his father's funeral.
  2. <several eulogies were given at the special assembly marking the retirement of the company's longtime president>

Origin of EULOGY

Middle English euloge, from Medieval Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia praise, from eu- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody


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