Eulogy vs Elegy what difference

what is difference between Eulogy and Elegy

English

Etymology

Ancient Greek εὐλογία (eulogía, praise).

eu- +‎ logia

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjuːlədʒi/
  • (US) enPR: yo͞oʹlə-jē, IPA(key): /ˈjulədʒi/

Noun

eulogy (plural eulogies)

  1. An oration to honor a deceased person, usually at a funeral.
  2. Speaking highly of someone or something; the act of praising or commending someone or something.
    • 1859, Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White:
      It was the prettiest and most luxurious little sitting-room I had ever seen; and I admired it with the warmest enthusiasm. The solemn servant was far too highly trained to betray the slightest satisfaction. He bowed with icy deference when my terms of eulogy were all exhausted, and silently opened the door for me to go out into the passage again.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert’s debut goal gives England victory over Scotland (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      The Southampton striker, who also struck a post late on, was being serenaded by the Wembley crowd before the end and should probably brace himself for some Lambert-mania over the coming days but, amid the eulogies, it should not overlook the deficiencies that were evident in another stodgy England performance.

Synonyms

  • panegyric
  • elogy

Antonyms

  • criticism
  • dyslogy

Coordinate terms

  • dirge, elegy, threnody – funeral song
  • homily – funeral oration by clergy
  • requiem – music played at a mass to honor a deceased person

Derived terms

  • eulogise, eulogize
  • eulogist
  • eulogistic

Translations

See also

  • elegy – similar-sounding funeral word


English

Etymology

From Middle French elegie, from Latin elegīa, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ἐλεγείᾱ (elegeíā), ellipsis of ἐλεγείᾱ ᾠδή (elegeíā ōidḗ, an elegiac song).

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɛlɪdʒi/
  • Hyphenation: el‧e‧gy

Noun

elegy (plural elegies)

  1. A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation. [from early 16th c.]
  2. (music) A composition of mournful character.
  3. a classical poem written in elegiac meter

Synonyms

  • dirge, threnody

Coordinate terms

  • requiem – a piece of music played at a mass for the dead

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • eulogy – similar sounding funeral word

Anagrams

  • lyege

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