Word of the week: Paean

Paean (noun)
[pee-an]

“This comes from Ancient Greece and refers to a song that gives thanks to a god (specifically Greek god Apollo). Since it’s not likely we are singing such things these days, it’s now used to describe a form of rapturous or extravagant praise. So you might say: ‘Her speech was a paean to the achievements of her boss.’”

To hear Valerie and Allison chat more about this and more on the world of writing, blogging and publishing, check out this week’s podcast episode.

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