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Definition of Gloria:

  1. A doxology ( beginning Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches.
  2. A portion of the Mass ( in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used.
  3. The musical setting of a gloria.

Usage examples:

  • Now, Gloria Hazeltine, you know you don't.

    - "Peggy Parsons a Hampton Freshman", Annabel Sharp.
  • Gloria, quite lost, can only start after him.

    - "You-Never-Can-Tell", Shaw, Bernard.
  • Tullus magna gloria belli regnavit annos duos et triginta.

    - "Selections from Viri Romae", Charles François L'Homond.