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[yoo-luh-jee] /ˈyu lə dʒi/

noun, plural eulogies.
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a set oration in honor of a deceased person.
high praise or commendation.
noun (pl) -gies
a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died
high praise or commendation

mid-15c., from Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia “praise; good or fine language,” from eu “well” (see eu-) + -logia “speaking” (see -logy). Eu legein meant “speak well of.”
eulogy [(yooh-luh-jee)]

Words of praise, often for a dead person, but also a staple in introducing speakers, in nominating candidates, and on other such occasions. (Compare elegy.)


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