hallelujah

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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew הַלְלוּיָהּ(hal'luyáh, Praise Yah).

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InterjectionEdit

hallelujah

  1. An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
  2. A general expression of gratitude or adoration.
    Hallelujah! It’s finally the weekend!

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NounEdit

hallelujah (plural hallelujahs)

  1. A shout of “Hallelujah”.
  2. A song of praise to God; a musical composition based on the word "Hallelujah".
    the hallelujah (chorus) in Handel's "Messiah"
    Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  3. (in the plural) General praise.

QuotationsEdit

  • So sung they, and the empyrean rung With Hallelujahs. - John Milton

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VerbEdit

hallelujah (third-person singular simple present hallelujahs, present participle hallelujahing, simple past and past participle hallelujahed)

  1. (intransitive) To cry "hallelujah" in praise.

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