Meaning of Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Glo•ri•a in Ex•cel•sis De•o

Pronunciation: (glôr'ē-u in ek-sel'sis dā'ō, glōr'-), [key]
  1. 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
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