Gloria in Excelsis Deo
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Gloria in Excelsis Deo(ˈɡlɔːrɪə ɪn ɛkˈsɛlsɪs ˈdeɪəʊ; ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː; ɛksˈtʃɛlsɪs)
nOften shortened to: Gloria
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Greater Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words. See doxology
2. (Music, other) a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass
[literally: glory to God in the highest]
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Glo•ri•a in Ex•cel•sis De•o(ˈglɔr i ə ɪn ɛkˈsɛl sɪs ˈdeɪ oʊ, ˈgloʊr-)
the hymn beginning “Glory in the highest to God.”
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