paean definition

  • noun:
    • A song of joyful praise or exultation.
    • A fervent phrase of delight or praise: "The art . . . ended up being a paean to paganism” ( Will Durant).
    • a historical Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, particularly to Apollo.
    • Any noisy and joyous song; a song of triumph.
    • a keen expression of praise.
  • verb:
    • To praise.

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