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English definition of “paean”

paean

noun [C]     /ˈpiː.ən/ literary
a song, film, or piece of writing that praises someone or something very enthusiastically: The song is a paean to solitude and independence.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing downTypes of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of paean noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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