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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A formal speech praising a person who has just died.

Usage examples (35)
  • She was asked to give a eulogy about her good friend.
  • I did not attend the funeral, but thanks to all that digitization, the eulogy is on the Internet for everyone to read.
  • The word eulogy is rooted in scripture, most often translated as some form of "bless," it literally means "to speak well of."
  • The rest of the eulogy is a free paraphrase of Rom. xii, for more
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  • The composer wrote an "elegy" (a poem or a musical composition, usually sad and mournful) to be performed right after the "eulogy" (a funeral oration) at the funeral.
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