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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.

Some of his odes are panegyrical.


a. approving, complimentary, admiring, lavish with praise.


adj. formally expressing praise [syn: encomiastic, eulogistic, panegyric]

Usage examples of "panegyrical".

But what was most remarkable in this fete was neither the poetry, music, nor even the panegyrical eloquence of Lucien, -- it was the arrival at the Champ-de-Mars, after the ceremony at the Invalides, of the Consular Guard returning from Marengo.

He wrote sacred and panegyrical odes, Anacreontic and Horatian lyrics, dithyrambs and cantatas, and even, in his later years, ballads.