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Glo·ri·a / ˈglôrēə/ • n. a Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria, in particular: ∎  the hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (Glory be to God in the highest), forming a set part of the Mass. ∎  a musical setting of this: Vivaldi's Gloria. ∎  the doxology beginning Gloria Patris (Glory be to the Father), used after psalms and in formal prayer (e.g., in the rosary).

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Gloria

Gloria a Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria ‘Glory’.
Gloria in excelsis the hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (‘Glory to God in the highest’), forming a set part of the Mass.
Gloria Patri the doxology beginning Gloria Patris (‘Glory be to the Father’), used after psalms and in formal prayer, such as the rosary.

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Gloria. The first word in the Latin, and hence the common name, of a Christian hymn. It begins with the words of Luke 2. 14. It is also known as the ‘Greater Doxology’ or ‘Angelic Hymn’. The ‘Lesser Doxology’, or Gloria Patri, is sung or said at the end of Psalms and canticles.

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Gloria short for the liturgical Gloria Patri (et Filio et Spiritui Sancto) Glory be to the Father (and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost), Gloria in excelsis Deo Glory to God in the highest, and Gloria tibi Domine Glory be to thee, O Lord. XIII.

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GLORIA (ˈglɔːrɪə) Geological Long Range Asdic

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