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ˈyu lə dʒieu·lo·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eulogy, eulogiumnoun

    a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

  2. encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, peannoun

    a formal expression of praise


  1. eulogynoun

    An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.

    Etymology: εὐλογία.

  2. eulogynoun

    Speaking highly of someone; the act of praising or commending someone.

    Etymology: εὐλογία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eulogynoun

    a speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth


  1. Eulogy

    A eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially one recently dead or retired. Eulogies may be given as part of funeral services. They take place in a funeral home during or after a wake. However, some denominations either discourage or do not permit eulogies at services to maintain respect for traditions. Eulogies can also praise people who are still alive. This normally takes place on special occasions like birthdays etc. Eulogies should not be confused with elegies, which are poems written in tribute to the dead; nor with obituaries, which are published biographies recounting the lives of those who have recently died; nor with obsequies, which refer generally to the rituals surrounding funerals. Catholic priests are prohibited by the rubrics of the Mass from presenting a eulogy for the deceased in place of a homily during a funeral Mass. Eulogies are usually delivered by a family member or a close family friend in the case of a dead person. For a living eulogy given in such cases as a retirement, a senior colleague could perhaps deliver it. On occasions, eulogies are given to those who are severely ill or elderly in order to express words of love and gratitude before they pass away.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eulogy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eulogy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of eulogy in a Sentence

  1. Chris Coons:

    Johnny Isakson is one of my best friends, johnny had a difficult day. He delivered the eulogy today for his best friend.

  2. Aretha Franklin:

    My aunt did not ask Jasper Williams Jr. to eulogize her before she passed away because dying is a topic that she never discussed with anyone, however, there were several people that my aunt admired that would have been outstanding individuals to deliver her eulogy including Dr. William J. Barber, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Rev. James Holley and Pastor E.L. Branch.

  3. Joe Russo:

    And he does something similar in the next sequence when he gives his own eulogy.

  4. Chris Coons:

    Johnny had a difficult day. He delivered the eulogy today for his best friend.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Q-Anon and the extreme elements of the Republican Party and what, Donald Trump keeps sort of, seems to me feeding the, you know what, the big lie, it makes it awful hard, for example, one of the reasons I'm a little bit late coming on is because -- not coming on, but to do the taping here, is because I did Bob Dole's eulogy today.

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