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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[glawr-ee-uh in ek-sel-sis dey-oh, glohr-]
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noun
  1. the hymn beginning, in Latin, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, “Glory in the highest to God,” and in the English version, “Glory be to God on high.”
Also called great doxology, greater doxology.

great doxology

noun
  1. Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
Also called greater doxology.
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British Dictionary definitions for greater-doxology

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

noun
  1. the Greater Doxology, beginning in Latin with these wordsSee doxology
  2. a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass
Often shortened to: Gloria

Word Origin

literally: glory to God in the highest
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