Wiktionary:Word of the day/August 23

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Word of the day for August 23
paean n
  1. (Ancient Greece, historical) A chant or song, especially a hymn of thanksgiving for deliverance or victory, to Apollo or sometimes another god or goddess; hence any song sung to solicit victory in battle.
  2. Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.
  3. An enthusiastic expression of praise.

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