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Gloria

[ glawr-ee-uh, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr i ə, ˈgloʊr- /
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noun

Liturgy.
  1. Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
  2. Gloria Patri.
  3. the response Gloria tibi, Domine, “Glory be to Thee, O Lord.”
(lowercase) a repetition of one of these.
(lowercase) a musical setting for one of these.
(lowercase) a halo, nimbus, or aureole, or an ornament in imitation of one.
(lowercase) a fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, or wool for umbrellas, dresses, etc., often with a filling of cotton warp and yarn of other fiber.
a female given name.

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Origin of Gloria

1150–1200; Middle English <Latin; see glory
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British Dictionary definitions for Gloria (1 of 2)

gloria
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə) /

noun

a silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp for umbrellas
a halo or nimbus, esp as represented in art

Word Origin for gloria

C16: from Latin: glory

British Dictionary definitions for Gloria (2 of 2)

Gloria
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə, -ˌɑː) /

noun

any of several doxologies beginning with the word Gloria, esp the Greater and the Lesser Doxologies
a musical setting of one of these
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