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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A song of triumph, praise, or joy.

Usage examples (35)
  • The choir sang the requested paean to the congregation.
  • I've always wanted to use the word paean in a post --
  • The word paean – pronounced “pee-an” – is an old one that has fallen into disuse.
  • Barney Ronay took time out from lovingly carving 'BR+JC' into a tree-trunk to rattle out this 908-word paean to new Liverpool recruit Joe Cole. for more
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