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ˈglɔr i ə, ˈgloʊr-glo·ri·a

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  1. Glorianoun

    . Popular during the first half of the 20th century.

  2. Etymology: gloria, first used as a name in 19th century literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorianoun

    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. Glorianoun

    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. Glorianoun

    the musical setting of a gloria

  4. Etymology: [L., glory.]


  1. Gloria

    "Gloria" is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 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. The song continues to be played by thousands of bands from famous recording artists to unknown garage bands. Humourist Dave Barry joked that "You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria." One explanation for the timeless popularity of the song was offered in Allmusic's review by Bill Janovitz: "Gloria" was rated number 69 on Dave Marsh's list in the 1989 book The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. He described the song as "one of the few rock songs that's actually as raunchy as its reputation." In his book Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles, Paul Williams said about the two sides of the "Baby Please Don't Go/Gloria" recording: "Into the heart of the beast... here is something so good, so pure, that if no other hint of it but this record existed, there would still be such a thing as rock and roll.... Van Morrison's voice a fierce beacon in the darkness, the lighthouse at the end of the world. Resulting in one of the most perfect rock anthems known to humankind."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gloria

    glō′ri-a, n. a doxology.—Gloria in excelsis, the 'Greater Doxology'—'Glory be to God on high;' Gloria Patri, the 'Lesser Doxology'—'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was,' &c. [L. gloria, glory.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gloria is ranked #6888 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gloria surname appeared 4,878 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Gloria.

    72.2% or 3,522 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    14.3% or 702 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 486 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 89 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 37 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for Gloria »

  1. Loriga

  2. logria

  3. larigo

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gloria in a Sentence

  1. Diane Warren:

    Since 80 was in the title I got a crazy idea, why not get some of the most iconic singers from the 80s, who are still amazing and always will be, to all sing it?!!!! Everyone I approached said yes and was just as excited as me!!, i’m honored to have Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry on this song!! ‘Gonna Be You’ is that song you want to sing along to with all your good friends!!!

  2. Gloria Delgado-Pritchett onModern Family:

    Watching Gloria Delgado-Pritchett onModern Family age on screen is awful ! there is nothing more disturbing than watching an episode of' Modern Family' from the first season, then one from seven years later, but what can I do ?

  3. Dolly Parton:

    I’m so excited to be a part of 80 for Brady and the Diane Warren title song for it. Working with Jane, Lily, and Sally Field again, my older pals that are in the movie, and then working with all the wonderful artists on the song and video, like Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry was a joy, this is very exciting to me. I love feeling like I’m still part of something great and being with those gals that we know are great was a thrill.

  4. Chief Revenue Officer Mick Griffin:

    We developed a community marketing team whose KPI [key performance indicator] is to become a leader in topics via various online channels, in order to increase visibility and traffic, we have already successfully achieved this on Quora, and the results are very positive. Our community manager Gloria is now the most-read content provider in 13 channels important to our industry.

  5. Eric Bland:

    Certainly there were questions by my clients because after she unfortunately fell, she was airlifted to a hospital and she had a traumatic brain injury, Gloria Satterfield never was able to communicate with them for the next three weeks until Gloria Satterfield died, so, it was Alex Murdaugh who told the story of that Gloria Satterfield had tripped and fell down the stairs over Eric Bland dogs.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. proprietary
    • B. defiant
    • C. butch
    • D. foreordained

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