[glawr-ee-uh pah-tree, glohr-] /ˈglɔr i ə ˈpɑ tri, ˈgloʊr-/
the short hymn “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”.
/ˈɡlɔːrɪə ˈpɑːtrɪ; ˈɡlɔːrɪˌɑː; ˈpæt-/
the Lesser Doxology, beginning in Latin with these words See doxology
a musical setting of this
noun 1. See under (def 2). [ahy-on-ik] /aɪˈɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. Architecture. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders that in ancient Greece consisted of a fluted column with a molded base and a capital composed of four volutes, usually parallel to the architrave with a pulvinus connecting a pair on each […]
adjective not as well-known as others of the same kind
- Lesser occipital nerve
lesser occipital nerve n. A nerve that arises from the second and third cervical nerves and supplies skin of the auricle of the ear and adjacent portion of scalp.
- Lesser of two evils
The somewhat less unpleasant of two poor choices. For example, I’d rather stay home and miss the picnic altogether than run into those nasty people—it’s the lesser of two evils. This expression was already a proverb in ancient Greek and appeared in English by the late 1300s. Chaucer used it in Troilus and Cressida.