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en·co·mi·um

 (ĕn-kō′mē-əm)
n. pl. en·co·mi·ums or en·co·mi·a (-mē-ə)
1. Warm, glowing praise.
2. A formal expression of praise.

[Latin encōmium, from Greek enkōmion (epos), (speech) praising a victor, neuter of enkōmios, of the victory procession : en-, in; see en-2 + kōmos, celebration.]

encomium

(ɛnˈkəʊmɪəm)
n, pl -miums or -mia (-mɪə)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a formal expression of praise; eulogy; panegyric
[C16: from Latin, from Greek enkōmion, from en-2 + kōmos festivity]

en•co•mi•um

(ɛnˈkoʊ mi əm)

n., pl. -mi•ums, -mi•a (-mi ə)
a usu. formal expression of high praise; eulogy.
[1580–90; < Latin < Greek enkṓmion=en- en-2 + kôm(os) a revel + -ion n. suffix]

encomium

formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. — encomiast, n.encomiastic, adj.
See also: Praise
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encomium - a formal expression of praise
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"

encomium

noun
Translations
chvalořečeníchvalozpěv
kunnianosoitusylistysylistyspuhe

encomium

[ɪnˈkəʊmɪəm] N (encomiums or encomia (pl)) [ɪnˈkəʊmɪə]elogio m, encomio m

encomium

n (form)Lobrede f, → Laudatio f (geh)
References in classic literature ?
When he had enumerated the many different occasions on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
And applying his black beard to the pitcher, he took a draught much more moderate in quantity than his encomium seemed to warrant.
This part of the existing hymn ends with an encomium of the Delian festival of Apollo and of the Delian choirs.
Winkle stayed not to hear the encomium upon his friend.
Trent was pronouncing an encomium upon his wife, and they were both wondering by what enchantment she had been brought to marry such a misshapen wretch as he.
Micawber roused me from this reflection, which was blended with a certain remorseful apprehension of seeing Steerforth himself, by bestowing many encomiums on the absent Littimer as a most respectable fellow, and a thoroughly admirable servant.
This great prince received me at my landing with all possible encomiums, and created me a NARDAC upon the spot, which is the highest title of honour among them.
And as a remedy for this fatal evil he is everywhere peculiarly emphatical in his encomiums on the habeas corpus act, which in one place he calls "the BULWARK of the British Constitution.
He early began to lavish his abuse on the sterile grounds they passed, and gave any thing but encomiums on the smoothness of the road they were travelling.
To deny the deep gratification I felt at the encomiums I received, would be hypocrisy.
Yet, having intimated that her appearance was peculiar, as being unlike that of her Flemish companions, I have little more to say respecting it; I can pronounce no encomiums on her beauty, for she was not beautiful; nor offer condolence on her plainness, for neither was she plain; a careworn character of forehead, and a corresponding moulding of the mouth, struck me with a sentiment resembling surprise, but these traits would probably have passed unnoticed by any less crotchety observer.
Though I plead guilty to some foolish palpitations of the heart during our headlong rush over the causeway here constructed, yet it were unjust to withhold the highest encomiums on the boldness of its original conception and the ingenuity of those who executed it.