Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[glawr-ee-uh in 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.”
Also called great doxology, greater doxology.

great doxology

Also called greater doxology. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for greater-doxology

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

  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 for Gloria in Excelsis Deo

literally: glory to God in the highest
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