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panegyric

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

"eulogy, laudation", from French panégyrique (1510s), from Latin panegyricus...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Panegyric

a formal public speech, or written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical. It's derived from the Greek πανηγυρικός meaning "a speech fit for a... (40 of 610 words, 1 image)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

panegyric [rhetoric]

eulogistic oration or laudatory discourse that originally was a speech delivered at an ancient Greek general assembly, such as the Olympic and ... (22 of 324 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/441150​/panegyric

Collins Dictionary:

panegyric | eulogy [synonym] | panegyrical [adjective, derived]

a formal public commendation; eulogy (5 of 301 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panegyric

Merriam-Webster:

panegyric | accolade [synonym] | citation [synonym] | commendation [synonym] | dithyramb [synonym] | eulogium [synonym] | eulogy [synonym] | homage [synonym] | hymn [synonym] | ...

a eulogistic oration or writing ; also, formal or elaborate praise (11 of 131 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panegyric

Oxford Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrical [derived]

a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something (12 of 59 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panegyric

New World Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrical [adjective, related] | panegyrically [adverb, related] | panegyrist [noun, related] | panegyrize [noun, related]

a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event | high or hyperbolic praise; laudation (17 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panegyric

American Heritage Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrical [adjective, related] | panegyrically [adverb, related]

A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment. | Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium. (15 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panegyric

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panegyric [countable, formal] | panegyrics [plural]

a speech, article, or poem that gives someone or something a lot of praise (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panegyric

Cambridge Dictionary:

panegyric [formal]

a speech or piece of writing that praises someone very much and does not mention anything bad about them (19 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panegyric

Random House Dictionary:

panegyric

a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy. | formal or elaborate praise. (17 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/panegyric

Wiktionary:

panegyric | panegyrics [plural] | panegyrick [obsolete] | eulogy [synonym]

A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something. (10 of 22 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panegyric

Encarta Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrics [plural]

extravagant praise delivered in formal speech or writing (8 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723457​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

panegyric

First use: about 1600

Origin: "eulogy, laudation", from French panégyrique (1510s), from Latin panegyricus "public eulogy", originally an adjective, from Greek ... (18 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=panegyric

Merriam-Webster:

panegyric

First use: 1603

Origin: Latin panegyricus, from Greek panēgyrikos, from panēgyrikos of or for a festival assembly, from panēgyris festival ... (17 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panegyric

American Heritage Dictionary:

panegyric

Origin: Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panēguris, ... (14 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panegyric

Oxford Dictionary:

panegyric

First use: early 17th century

Origin: French panégyrique, via Latin from Greek panēgurikos "of public assembly", from pan "all" + aguris "agora, assembly"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panegyric

New World Dictionary:

panegyric

Origin: French panégyrique from Latin panegyricus from Greek panēgyris, public meeting from pan, all (see "pan-") + ageirein, to bring together

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panegyric

Collins Dictionary:

panegyric

First use: 17th century

Origin: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panegyric

Wiktionary:

panegyric | panegyrics [plural] | panegyrick [obsolete]

Origin: Ancient Greek πανηγυρικός (panêgyrikós)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panegyric

Encarta Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrics [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: French from Latin panegyricus "public eulogy" from Greek panēguris "public assembly" from aguris "assembly, marketplace"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723457​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

panegyric

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panegyric"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panegyric

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panegyric [countable, formal] | panegyrics [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "panegyric"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panegyric

Macmillan American Dictionary:

panegyric [countable, formal] | panegyrics [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panegyric"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/panegyric

Cambridge Dictionary:

panegyric [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "panegyric"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "panegyric"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panegyric

the Free Dictionary:

panegyric

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "panegyric"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "panegyric" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/panegyric

Google Dictionary:

panegyric | panegyrics [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "panegyric"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

panegyric

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panegyric"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panegy​02 word=panegyric

panegyric

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panegyric"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panegy​01 word=panegyric

YourDictionary Audio:

panegyric

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panegyric" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panegyric

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