Pronunciation of Paean
/pˈi͡ən/, /pˈiən/, /p_ˈiə_n/
Synonyms for paean:
Other synonyms and related words:
Sense 1 (noun)
hymn of praise (noun)
anthem, praise, pean, hymn.
Usage examples for paean:
- Just when she felt that she could bear no more, just when the wild beating of her heart seemed as if it would choke her, the music changed, became suddenly all- conquering, a paean of triumph, and the gates swung back before her eager eyes. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
- When my husband came home later, I was trembling lest he should utter a sound out of tune with the triumphant paean which was still ringing in my ears, lest his fanaticism for truth should lead him to express disapproval of anything that had been said that afternoon. - "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.
- One or two editors, who had dreams of a finished financial business, arising out of Unfinished Business, were there also, like ancient bards, to record with paean or threnody the completion of Unfinished Business. - "The Story of a Mine", Bret Harte.