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



    BrE BrE//ˈjuːlədʒi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːlədʒi//
    [countable, uncountable] (pl. eulogies)
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  1. 1eulogy (of/to somebody/something) a speech or piece of writing praising somebody/something very much a eulogy to marriage
  2. 2eulogy (for/to somebody) a speech given at a funeral praising the person who has died He gave the eulogy at Aunt Louise’s funeral.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘high praise’): from medieval Latin eulogium, eulogia (from Greek eulogia ‘praise’), apparently influenced by Latin elogium ‘inscription on a tomb’ (from Greek elegia ‘elegy’). The current sense dates from the late 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: eulogy