Definition of glory be! in US English:

glory be!


  • 1Expressing enthusiastic piety.

    1. 1.1informal Used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.
    2. 1.2as noun (especially in Roman Catholic use) the doxology beginning “Glory be to the Father.”.
      • ‘The Glory be was prescribed at the end of Psalms by the time of St. Benedict to emphasize that the object of all praise is the Trinity.’
      • ‘Say a Hail Mary for each of the following smaller beads, and end the decade with the Glory Be.’
      • ‘She still knows how to pray to her Father in heaven because the Our Father is written on her heart. Likewise, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be.’