speech in praise of a person, usually recently deceased

A eulogy (from Ancient Greek: εὐλογία, eulogia, meaning "praise") is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing. It is often given about a recently dead or retired person.[1][2][3] Eulogies may be given as part of funeral services.

George W. Bush delivers a eulogy at Ronald Reagan's state funeral, June 2004


  1. Oxford Dictionaries Archived 2016-09-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. President Bush's Eulogy at Funeral Service for President Ronald Reagan
  3. "Funeral Speech". Retrieved 2012-05-14.