Definition of “encomium” - English Dictionary

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“encomium” in British English

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encomiumnoun

/ɪnˈkəʊ.mi.əm/ /enˈkoʊ.mi.əm/ plural encomiums or encomia formal

Examples from literature

  • After pronouncing this high encomium it was rather a shock to Rose not only to incur Annie's righteous displeasure, but to discover that on occasions Annie could be as severe and relentless in her sentences as ever. 
  • For what can be a higher encomium than the silence of those who have made it the business of years to discover something that might be alleged against him on the day of trial. 
  • I thanked her for her encomium. 
  • The grounds for this eminent critic's encomium will be found to lie more deep than appears at first sight. 

(Definition of “encomium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)