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Gloria \Glo"ri*a\, n. [L., glory.] (Eccl.)

  1. A doxology (beginning Gloria 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 (Gloria 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., name of a song of praise, from Medieval Latin gloria in "Gloria Patri," hymn praising god (and similar hymns), from Latin gloria "glory" (see glory).

Gloria (1980 film)

Gloria is a 1980 American crime thriller film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It tells the story of a gangster's girlfriend who goes on the run with a young boy who is being hunted by the mob for information he may or may not have. It stars Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, and John Adames.


Glória is a common Portuguese girl's name, the equivalent of Gloria is Spanish and English.

Given name

  • Glória Pires
  • Glória Perez
  • Glória Menezes

Family name

  • Otto Glória

Glória can also refer to:

  • Glória (Rio de Janeiro), a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Glória, Bahia, a municipality in the state of Bahia, Brazil
  • Glória, Porto Alegre
  • Glória (Bratislava), a high-rise residential building in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Glória (1999), a Portuguese film directed by Manuela Viegas
Gloria (TV series)

Gloria is an American sitcom that lasted one season on CBS, from September 1982 to April 1983. It starred Sally Struthers, reprising her role as Gloria Stivic, the daughter of Archie Bunker on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family. Gloria was a spin-off of Archie Bunker's Place, which was a continuation of All in the Family.

Gloria (Okean Elzy album)

GLORIA is an album by Ukrainian pop-rock and alternative band Okean Elzy, released in 2005.

The album spawned four # 1 singles (radio airplay) in Ukraine. The first single was "Bez Boyu" in the summer of 2005, followed by "Vysche Neba", "Ne Pytai", and finally "Vidchuvayu" in the summer of 2006.

Gloria (U2 song)

"Gloria" is a song by rock band U2. It is the opening track and second single from the band's 1981 album, October.

It features a chorus in Latin, from the liturgical " Gloria in Excelsis Deo." It was one of their lowest-charting singles on the UK singles chart, peaking at #55 but was more successful in Ireland and New-Zealand, reaching the Top 20.

Allmusic cited the song as an example of "when U2 marry the message, melody, and sound together... the results are thoroughly impressive," while Pitchfork said the song "displays some musical dynamism, but its Latin-language chorus tempers its anthemic qualities."

Gloria (Vivaldi)

Antonio Vivaldi wrote at least three settings of the hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo, whose words date probably from the 4th Century and which is an integral part of the Ordinary of the Mass. Two survive: RV 588 and RV 589. A third, RV 590, is mentioned only in the Kreuzherren catalogue and presumed lost. The RV 589 Gloria is a familiar and popular piece among sacred works by Vivaldi. It was probably written at about the same time as the RV 588, possibly in 1715.

Gloria (Leon René song)

The original version of Gloria written by Leon René was taken to #17 on the US charts in 1948 by the Mills Brothers (info taken from the Mills Brothers Wikipedia page). It was recorded on September 22, 1948 and was given the Decca catalog number of 24509 (info taken from the booklet of the Mills Brothers Anthology 2-CD set from Decca/MCA, released 1995). It has a bit of a cool-jazz feel:

"Gloria" is a doo-wop song written by Leon René in the 1940s.

Gloria (Umberto Tozzi song)

"Gloria" is a 1979 love song that became an international hit. The song was originally written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King. A 1982 cover version by Laura Branigan sold over two million singles in the United States alone.

Gloria (Them song)

"Gloria" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of " Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "G–L–O–R–I–A" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar.

Gloria (Disillusion album)

Gloria is the second full-length album by the German metal band Disillusion. It was released on October 20, 2006, via Metal Blade Records.

Gloria (EP)

Gloria is the first Christmas album from Canadian pop punk band Hawk Nelson. It was released on November 21, 2006.

Gloria (1999 American film)

Gloria is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Sharon Stone as Gloria. It is also notable as George C. Scott's final theatrically released film. The supporting cast also includes Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Bonnie Bedelia, and Barry McEvoy.

Gloria (Poulenc)

The Gloria by Francis Poulenc (FP 177), scored for soprano solo, large orchestra, and chorus, is a setting of the Roman Catholic Gloria in excelsis Deo text. One of Poulenc's most celebrated works, the Gloria was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation in honor of Sergei Koussevitzky and his wife Natalia, the namesakes of the foundation.

Gloria was premiered on 21 January 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus Pro Musica under conductor Charles Münch with Adele Addison as soloist. The first recording (also in 1961), for EMI, was conducted by Georges Prêtre, under the supervision of the composer, with Rosanna Carteri as the soloist. Among later recordings of the music, the RCA Victor recording by the Robert Shaw Chorale in 1965 won a Grammy Award for the "Best Choral Performance."

Gloria (Bulgarian singer)

Galina Peneva Ivanova , born June 28, 1973 in Ruse, Bulgaria), known professionally as Gloria , is a Bulgarian singer, perhaps the most popular of her generation. She is often referred to as the "Prima of Bulgarian pop-folk music". Awarded with the titles "Singer of the year" in 1999, 2000, 2003 и 2004 and "Singer of the decade" in 2007. Her best known songs are „Крепост“ („Fortress“), „Носталгия“ („Nostalgia“), „Феникс“ („Fenix“), „Ангел с дяволска душа“ („Angel with a Devil Soul“), „Ако бях се родила река“ („If I was born as a river“), „Илюзия“ („Illusion“), „Откраднат миг“ („Stolen moment“), „Любовен дъжд“ („Love rain“), „Не сме безгрешни“ („We are not sinless“), „Присъда“ („Sentence“), „Ако те няма“ („If you are not here“) and „Пясъчни кули“ („Sand towers“). Gloria is the only representative of the pop-folk genre with 4 independent concerts in Hall 1 of the prestigious National palace of culture in Sofia.

Glória (Bratislava)

Glória is a high-rise residential building in Bratislava district Ružinov, located on Záhradnícka street. The construction took 2 years and the building was finished in 2006. Glória has 29 floors and is 100 m heigh.

Gloria (Shadows of Knight album)

Gloria is the first album by the Shadows of Knight, released in 1966. The Shadows of Knight are primarily known for their hit version of the Van Morrison penned Them band's "Gloria". At the same time, the band today is regarded as one of the original punk bands.

The band's association with "Gloria" has caused some to miscategorize them as one-hit wonders. One reviewer points out that their first album, and its follow-up, Back Door Men, represent far greater diversity: "(The Gloria album) positively rocks with a raw energy of a band straight out of the teen clubs, playing with a total abandon and an energy level that seems to explode out of the speakers. Equal parts Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Who, and snotty little Chicago-suburb bad boys, the Shadows of Knight could easily put the torch to Chess blues classics, which make up the majority of the songs included here. Their wild takes on "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Oh Yeah," and "I Got My Mojo Working" rank right up there with any British Invasion band's version from the same time period."

Gloria (heating system)

Gloria (meaning glory in Spanish) was a central heating system used in Castile beginning in the Middle Ages. It was a direct descendant of the Roman hypocaust, and due to its slow rate of combustion, it allowed people to use smaller fuels such as hay instead of wood.

Gloria (Irish singer)

Gloria Smyth (born Navan, Co. Meath May 1951), better known as Gloria is an Irish singer. She rose to fame in Ireland during the 1970s with " One Day at a Time" which became the biggest Irish hit of all time. She later toured under her married name of Gloria Sherry.

Gloria (Yui song)

"Gloria" is Japanese pop rock singer-songwriter Yui's fifteenth single. "Gloria" was released on January 20, 2010 by her label Studioseven Recordings and was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD. The single debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Single Chart becoming her sixth number-one single.

Gloria (Mando Diao song)

"Gloria" is a song by the alternative rock band Mando Diao, and their second single from Give Me Fire. The single was released on May 15, 2009.

Gloria (Handel)

George Frideric Handel's Gloria is a sacred solo cantata, a setting of the Gloria, the liturgical part of the Mass, for soprano and strings. Handel may have composed it in Germany before departing for Italy in 1706. The composition was lost and was only attributed to Handel in 2001.

Gloria (1999 Portuguese film)

Gloria is an independent Portuguese drama film directed by Manuela Viegas and written by Joaquim Sapinho, produced at Portuguese independent production company Rosa Filmes. The poster of the film was designed by Portuguese artist Julião Sarmento.

Gloria (magazine)

Gloria is a Croatian language weekly women's magazine published in Zagreb, Croatia.

Gloria (2010 TV series)

Gloria is a South Korean television series starring Bae Doona, Lee Chun-hee, Seo Ji-seok, So Yi-hyun, Oh Hyun-kyung and Lee Jong-won in a tale of romance, survival, overcoming poverty and adversity, and making your dreams come true. It aired on MBC from July 31, 2010 to January 30, 2011 on Saturdays and Sundays at 20:40 for 50 episodes.

Gloria (Gloria Trevi album)

Gloria (English: Glory) is the eighth studio album by Mexican singer-songwriter Gloria Trevi. It was released on March 22, 2011 by Universal Music Latin, after a four-year gap since the release of her last studio album, Una Rosa Blu. Trevi worked as co-writer for the album tracks, while Armando Avila and Sebastián Jácome worked as the record producers. The themes of the songs are her personal feelings, female empowerment, survival and romantic love.

The album received mostly positive reviews and entered atop the charts in Mexico and the United States. The first single, " Me Río de Ti", also received praise and peaked at number-one in Mexico, while the song "No al Alguacil" features Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio. "Vestida de Azúcar" and "La Noche" were also released as singles. A deluxe edition was also released, including as a bonus track the song "Esa Hembra es Mala", the main theme for the Mexican telenovela Teresa.

Gloria (opera)

Gloria is a tragic opera in three acts by Francesco Cilea with an Italian libretto by Arturo Colautti. A variation on the Romeo and Juliet story and set in 14th century Siena, the libretto is based on Victorien Sardou's 1874 play La Haine (Hatred). The opera premiered on 15 April 1907 at La Scala conducted by Arturo Toscanini with Salomea Krusceniski in the title role. Gloria was a failure at its premiere when it was withdrawn after two performances and fared little better in the 1932 revised version, although there have been two late 20th century revivals. It proved to be Cilea's last staged opera. In the 43 years following the premiere of Gloria he worked on two or three further operas which were never performed and continued to compose chamber and orchestral music.

Gloria (2013 film)

Gloria is a 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, where Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Gloria (ballet)

Gloria is a ballet created by Kenneth MacMillan in 1980 for the Royal Ballet, London. The music is Francis Poulenc's Gloria for soprano, chorus and orchestra (1961).

The first performance was at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 13 March 1980. The lead roles were danced by Wayne Eagling, Jennifer Penney, Julian Hosking and Wendy Ellis. The soprano soloist was Teresa Cahill; the conductor was Ashley Lawrence; designs were by Andy Klunder.

Gloria (Jenkins)

Gloria is a sacred choral composition by Karl Jenkins, completed in 2010. It is an extended setting of the Gloria part of the mass in Latin, on the text of the Gloria in three movements, interpolated with two movements on other texts, Psalm 150 in Hebrew and a song derived from biblical verses in English. Spoken passages from sacred text from four religious traditions are part of the composition. It was published by Boosey & Hawkes in 2010. Gloria is often performed together with the composer's Te Deum.

Gloria (Enchantment song)

"Gloria" is a song performed by American R&B group Enchantment, issued as the second single from the group's eponymous debut album. It was written by lead singer Emanuel Johnson with frequent collaborator Michael Stokes; and was produced by Stokes. The song was the group's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #25 in 1976.

Gloria (2014 film)

Gloria is a 2014 Mexican drama film directed by Christian Keller, based on the life of Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi. It was one of fourteen films shortlisted by Mexico to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it lost out to 600 Miles.

Gloria (1931 film)

Gloria is a 1931 French-German drama film directed by Hans Behrendt and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm and Rolf Drucker. It was a co-production between the Munich-based Bavaria Film and France's Pathé-Natan. A separate French-language version Gloria was also released. Such multi-language versions were common during the early years of sound.

Usage examples of "gloria".

Theydammitand Diana were the three designees from the English department, and while Phil gave Rob highest marks, Gloria was busy with equivocations.

Diana were the three designees from the English department, and while Phil gave Rob highest marks, Gloria was busy with equivocations.

One other actress, Samantha Eggar, was to provide him with a hotter piece of spice than he could swallow, while the renowned feminist Gloria Steinem would act as a one-person tribunal, judging, condemning, and sentencing Henry to not being able to make love to her because of his political skullduggery and ideological frigidity.

She tried to picture Gloria deliberately wading into the scummy shallows of Jinny Hoolets pond, intending to kill herself.

Jinny Hoolets, close to where the drowned body of Gloria had been found the day before.

Jinny Hoolets on his own after dark, let alone push bloody Gloria in the pond.

Gloria suggested he put it in the wine store, which, having an iron grille for a door, added to the prisonlike grimness of the lower ground.

London and Aylesbury a Gloria El co razon de su mari do esta en ella confiado.

A few minutes later they reached the place where, on their right, a rocky track wandered off into the arroyo country, toward the Gloria and Redbirds One and Two.

Equally peculiar were absentee ballots filed on behalf of Francisca Brice, Cipriano Alvarez and Gloria Alvarez.

Had the downcoming car reversed back up to Piz Gloria, assuming him to have been killed by the avalanche?

He assured them that all the movie people stayed there, and that at any moment they might run into Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, or even Gloria Swanson.

And they were lucky that night, Gloria Swanson and Lillian Gish were there, and Douglas Fairbanks with Mary Pickford.

She took the road to Ullapool, where, Gloria had informed her, there was a rather delightful shop selling local handicrafts and tweeds.

Probing the processor, Gloria Chews carefully removed a lump of compacted buckminsterfullerene studded with near invisible contact points.