Gloria definition

glôrē-ə
A musical setting for either of these doxologies.
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A Latin doxology beginning with the words Gloria Patri.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name.
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A halo or nimbus.
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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.
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A halo or its representation in art.
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A glossy, closely woven cloth of cotton, rayon, silk and wool, etc.
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A female given name. Popular during the first half of the 20th century.
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The music for either of these.
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Origin of gloria

  • Middle English from Late Latin Glōria from Latin glōria glory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin gloria (“glory”), first used as a name in 19th century literature.

    From Wiktionary