Panegyric Pan`e*gyr"ic, Panegyrical Pan`e*gyr"ic*al, a. [L. panegyricus, Gr. panhgyrico`s, from panh`gyris an assembly of the people, a high festival; pa^, pa^n all + 'a`gyris, 'agora`, an assembly.] Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory. ``Panegyric strains.'' --Pope. -- {Pan`e*gyr"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

Some of his odes are panegyrical. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • panegyrically — adverb /panɪˈdʒɪɹɪkli,pænəˈdʒɪɹək(ə)li/ In a very eloquent and eulogistic manner; with lavish praise, in a very complimentary way. There are turns of style, by means of which any qualities can be described panegyrically. <!Nero, according to… …   Wiktionary

  • panegyrically — adverb see panegyric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • panegyrically — See panegyrical. * * * …   Universalium

  • panegyrically — pan·e·gyr·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • panegyrically — adverb see panegyrical * * * panegyrˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑panegyric …   Useful english dictionary

  • panegyric — noun Etymology: Latin panegyricus, from Greek panēgyrikos, from panēgyrikos of or for a festival assembly, from panēgyris festival assembly, from pan + agyris assembly; akin to Greek ageirein to gather Date: 1603 a eulogistic oration or writing;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • panegyric — panegyrical, adj. panegyrically, adv. /pan i jir ik, juy rik/, n. 1. a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy. 2. formal or elaborate praise. [1590 1600; < L, n. use of panegyricus of, belonging to a public assembly < Gk… …   Universalium

  • panegyric — /pænəˈdʒɪrɪk / (say panuh jirik) noun 1. an oration, discourse, or writing in praise of a person or thing; a eulogy. 2. a formal or elaborate encomium. {Latin panēgyricus, from Greek panēgyrikos festival oration} –panegyrical, adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • panegyric — [pan΄ə jir′ik, pan΄əjī′rik] n. [Fr panégyrique < L panegyricus < Gr panēgyris, public meeting < pan, all (see PAN ) + ageirein, to bring together] 1. a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event 2. high or hyperbolic… …   English World dictionary

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