Weird Words: Paean

by on Mar.30, 2011, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Paean

Noun

  • Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.

  • An enthusiastic expression of praise.

Used in a sentence:

  • The paean she lavished upon him felt false, as though she felt required to like the work he had presented her, due to the volume and tone of her voice.

Anagrams

  • apnea

SourceWikitionary and Phailhaüs

Commentary:

This really is a weird word. Very specific. I’m pretty sure it isn’t really an accepted English word so much as a translation perhaps still in use due to some religious text.

 

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