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Meaning of PANEGYRIC

Pronunciation:  `pani'jirik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a formal expression of praise
  2. [adj]  formal expression of praise

PANEGYRIC is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: complimentary, encomiastic, encomium, eulogistic, eulogy, paean, panegyrical, pean
 See Also: congratulations, kudos, praise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pan`e*gyr"ic\, n. [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyrico`s:
    cf. F. pan['e]gyrique. See {Panegyric}, a.]
    An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement;
    a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse;
    laudation. See Synonym of {Eulogy}.
  2. \Pan`e*gyr"ic\, Panegyrical \Pan`e*gyr"ic*al\, a. [L.
    panegyricus, Gr. panhgyrico`s, from ? an assembly of the
    people, a high festival; pa^, pa^n all + ?, an assembly.]
    Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.
    ``Panegyric strains.'' --Pope. -- {Pan`e*gyr"ic*al*ly}, adv.
          Some of his odes are panegyrical.        --Dryden.
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