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encomium (en KOH mee uhm) (s) (noun); encomiums (or) encomia (pl)
1. A formal text, statement, or action that expresses high praise for someone: An encomium is usually a formally spoken expression of high approval or admiration and tribute to a person for his or her outstanding achievements.

Normally, the recipient of a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement does not appear on stage until after the presenter delivers a 15-minute encomium.

2. Etymology: from Latin via Greek egkomion, "eulogy, praise, laudatory"; literally, "to revel in", from en-, "within + komos, "revel, celebrate".
Warm or high praise.
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An expression of lofty admiration.
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