Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[ glawr-ee-uh in ek-sel-sis -dey-oh, glohr- ]
/ ˈglɔr i ə ɪn ɛkˈsɛl sɪs ˈdeɪ oʊ, ˈgloʊr- /


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.

Words nearby Gloria in Excelsis Deo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
/ (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ɪn ɛkˈsɛlsɪsˈ deɪəʊ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ɛksˈtʃɛlsɪs) /


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

Word Origin for Gloria in Excelsis Deo

literally: glory to God in the highest
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