Definition of encomium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//enˈkəʊmiəm//
; NAmE NAmE//enˈkoʊmiəm//
(pl. encomiums, encomia
BrE BrE//enˈkəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//enˈkoʊm//
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a speech or piece of writing that praises somebody or something highly Word Origin mid 16th cent.: Latin, from Greek enkōmion ‘eulogy’, from en- ‘within’ + komos ‘revel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encomium