nounWord forms: plural enˈcomiums or enˈcomia (ɛnˈkoʊmiə
a formal expression of high praise; eulogy
SIMILAR WORDS: ˈtribute
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Word origin of 'encomium'L < Gr enkōmion, hymn to a victor, neut. of enkōmios < en-, in + kōmos, a revel