(glôr′ē ə, glō′rē ə)
- a feminine name
- Gloria in excelsis Deo
- Gloria Patri
- the music for either of these
- a halo or its representation in art
- a glossy, closely woven cloth of cotton, rayon, silk and wool, etc.
See Gloria in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. A Latin doxology beginning with the words Gloria Patri.
b. A Latin doxology that is the second item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass and begins with the words Gloria in excelsis Deo.
- A musical setting for either of these doxologies.
- gloria A halo or nimbus.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin Glōria
Origin: , from Latin glōria, glory
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