Gloria in Excelsis Deo

[glawr-ee-uh in ek-sel-sis dey-oh, glohr-]
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. Unabridged

great doxology

Also called greater doxology. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Gloria in Excelsis Deo (ˈɡlɔːrɪə ɪn ɛkˈsɛlsɪsˈ deɪəʊ, ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː, ɛksˈtʃɛlsɪs)
1.  See doxology the Greater Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words
2.  a musical setting of this, usually incorporated into the Ordinary of the Mass
[literally: glory to God in the highest]

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