Paean

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Paean Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a formal expression of praise
  • (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a formal expression of praise ,
  • (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)

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Paean Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Paean is a song (or expression) of thanksgiving, triumph, healing or praise.

Paean, Paeeon, Paeëon, Paeon, Paian, Paieon, or Paion (from the Ancient Greek Παιάν, Παιήων, or Παιών) may be:



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Paean Sample Sentences in News


  • 'American Sniper' decried as propaganda by some, praised as vets' paean by others
    The makers of "American Sniper" said they wanted the movie to be a thoughtful character study of the most lethal military sniper in U.S. history. But the movie, which shattered box-office records over the holiday weekend with $105 million in sales, has also inflamed the debate over America's controversial wars. Read more on this news related to 'Paean'
  • John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's famously devoted literary husband, dies at 89
    John Bayley has died. Long married to Iris Murdoch, he wrote a brutally frank depiction of her decline with Alzheimer's and a lyric paean on his remarkable marriage to one of the most esteemed authors of our time. Read more on this news related to 'Paean'
  • Cookbook reviews: From sliders to stevia
    A popular eatery is immortalised in print, plus a paean to the power of vegetables. Read more on this news related to 'Paean'

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