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ˌpæn ɪˈdʒɪr ɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ rɪkpan·e·gyric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, peanadjective

    a formal expression of praise

  2. encomiastic, eulogistic, panegyric, panegyricaladjective

    formally expressing praise


  1. panegyricnoun

    A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.

    Etymology: πανηγυρικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Panegyricadjective

    an oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of Eulogy

    Etymology: [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyriko`s: cf. F. pangyrique. See Panegyric, a.]

  2. Panegyricadjective

    alt. of Panegyrical

    Etymology: [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyriko`s: cf. F. pangyrique. See Panegyric, a.]


  1. Panegyric

    A panegyric is a formal public speech, or written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical. It is derived from the Greek πανηγυρικός meaning "a speech fit for a general assembly". In Athens such speeches were delivered at national festivals or games, with the object of rousing the citizens to emulate the glorious deeds of their ancestors. The most famous are the Olympiacus of Gorgias, the Olympiacus of Lysias, and the Panegyricus and Panathenaicus of Isocrates. Funeral orations, such as the famous speech of Pericles in Thucydides, also partook of the nature of panegyrics. A later significant work in the genre is the "Panegyric for the Duke of Lerma", written by the Spanish poet Luis de Góngora in 1617. The Romans generally confined the panegyric to the living, and reserved the funeral oration exclusively for the dead. The most celebrated example of a Latin panegyric, however, is that delivered by the younger Pliny in the Senate on the occasion of his assumption of the consulship, which contained a eulogy of Trajan considered fulsome by some scholars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Panegyric

    pan-ē-jir′ik, n. an oration or eulogy in praise of some person or event: an encomium.—adjs. Panēgyr′ic, -al.—adv. Panēgyr′ically.—n. Panēgyr′icon, in the Greek Church, a collection of sermons for festivals.—v.t. Pan′ēgyrise, to write or pronounce a panegyric on: to praise highly.—ns. Pan′ēgyrist; Pan′ēgyry (obs.). [L.,—Gr. panēgyrikos, fit for a national festival—pas, pan, all, agyris (agora), an assembly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of panegyric in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of panegyric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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