Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[ glawr-ee-uhin ek-sel-sis dey-oh, glohr- ]

  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.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ɪn ɛkˈsɛlsɪsˈ deɪəʊ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ɛksˈtʃɛlsɪs) /

  1. the Greater Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words: See doxology

  2. a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass

Origin of Gloria in Excelsis Deo

literally: glory to God in the highest
  • Often shortened to: Gloria

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