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1. paean

noun. ['ˈpiːən'] a formal expression of praise.

Synonyms

  • praise
  • pean
  • encomium
  • kudos
  • congratulations
  • extolment
  • eulogy

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • disparage
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • παιάν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. paean

noun. ['ˈpiːən'] (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity).

Synonyms

  • hymn
  • pean

Etymology

  • παιάν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word paean


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Harvard Exit on Capitol Hill is a paean to the 1920s with Art Deco decor in a building dating back to 1925.

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