Pronunciation: (glôr'ē-u, glōr'-), [key]
a. See Gloria in Excelsis Deo.
b. See Gloria Patri.
c. the response Gloria tibi, Domine, “Glory be to Thee, O Lord.”
2. (l.c.) a repetition of one of these.
3. (l.c.) a musical setting for one of these.
4. (l.c.) a halo, nimbus, or aureole, or an ornament in imitation of one.
5. (l.c.) a fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, or wool for umbrellas, dresses, etc., often with a filling of cotton warp and yarn of other fiber.
6. a female given name.
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