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American English: /ˈɡlɔri/
British English: /ˈɡlɔːri/

Translation of glory in Spanish:

noun plural glories

  • 1 uncountable (fame) I mustn't take all the glory, everybody helped
    el mérito no es solo mío, todos me ayudaron
    she deserved more of the glory than she in fact received
    se merecía más honores de los que de hecho recibió
    I'm entitled to bask in a little reflected glory
    tengo derecho a disfrutar un poco del triunfo ajeno
    to cover oneself with or (British also) in glory
    cubrirse de gloria
    Example sentences
    • He also delighted in seeing the girls team achieve such honour and glory over the past five years.
    • For club and county it is about bringing honour and glory to one's native heath, family, friends and neighbours and the people you were brought up with.
    • The heroic deeds of this brave and noble Irishman have brought honour and glory to his native land.
  • 2 uncountable and countable (beauty, magnificence) its former glory
    su antiguo esplendor
    su antigua gloria
    and there in all its glory was our old Chevrolet
    y ahí estaba, en todo su esplendor, nuestro viejo Chevrolet
    the glory of the system is that …
    lo espléndido or lo maravilloso del sistema está en que …
    Example sentences
    • Work has begun to return a Scarborough beauty spot to its former glory with a £100,000 facelift by engineers.
    • We work very hard to restore this magnificent building to its former glory and this is a very obvious setback.
    • The great Chinese traveller Huien Tsang visited this place and wrote of its glory and beauty.
  • 4 uncountable (heaven) to be in one's glory
    estar en la gloria
    Example sentences
    • As Jesus prays, heaven's glory opens and God's Spirit-dove descends upon him.
    • They experience spiritual bliss and divine glory according to their individual spiritual capacities.
    • This is an example of the ways in which Satan and his followers attempt to mimic the glory and splendor of heaven in hell.

intransitive verb glories, glorying, gloried

  • to glory in something/-ing
    (be proud of) enorgullecerse de algo
    (in an unpleasant way) vanagloriarse de algo
    (take pleasure in) disfrutar de algo
    (in an unpleasant way) regodearse con algo
    she gloried in her rival's pain
    se regodeaba con el dolor de su rival
    Example sentences
    • Citizens of a newly formed Protestant nation that gloried in its hard won independence from Catholic Europe, they painted not for rich nobles, but for the common man.
    • Others take pride in an array of quality cookware, or glory in the grunt under the bonnet.
    • In Johnson's England ambitious politicians had been cloaking themselves in patriotism since the 1730s, and George III himself had begun his reign glorying in the name of Britain.
    Example sentences
    • He is politically incorrect, and glories in it with ecstatic gloat.
    • She relished combat and gloried in opposition.
    • Black-eyed and skeletal, she seemed to be almost glorying in her predicament.
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