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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)
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Indeed, Hays's 1821 representation of Marie Antoinette's final moments makes Burke's famous enconium to the Queen of France in Reflections look positively restrained:
The painter is named as Giovanni di Mabuse by Vasari in the enconium on 'Various Flemish Painters' in his Lives of the Painters of 1568, thirty-six years after Mabuse's death, and also by van Mander in his Schilderboeck of 1640.
There is no hint in the letters that Conrad would like to see the Count again, and the stately, sentimental cliches ("true affection" and "very precious gift") have the tone of an enconium rather than a sincere expression of feelings.