panegyric

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From French panégyrique, from Ancient Greek πανηγυρικός ‎(panēgurikós)

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpænəˈd͡ʒɪrɪk/, /ˌpænəˈd͡ʒaɪrɪk/

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panegyric ‎(plural panegyrics)

  1. A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
    • 1979, Carl Deroux, editor, Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History [Collection Latomus; 164], volume 1, Brussels: Latomus, OCLC 5900307, page 111:
      Another manifestation, significantly reaching its apogee in the midst of Antonine virtues, was the growing popularity of adoxographical exercises. Mock panegyrics were dashed off, not just by sardonic intellectuals such as Lucian, but also by trained courtiers and polished encomiasts of the stamp of [Marcus Cornelius] Fronto.
  2. Someone who writes or delivers such a speech.

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