The noun eulogy means a writing or a speech which consists of high praises for someone who recently retired or passed away.

Synonyms are tribute, acclaim, compliment, or applause.

The word origins from Latin (mid-15th century) eulogium and Greek eulogia meaning “praise, good or fine language” (in New Testament, it means “blessing”). It comes from eu meaning “well” plus –logia meaning “speaking”. Eu legein meant “speak well of.”

Her mother delivered a long eulogy.

She ended her eulogy with a joke.

They were deeply touched by the eldest son’s eulogy.