[ al-uh-loo-yuh ]
/ ˌæl əˈlu yə /
praise ye the Lord; hallelujah.
a song of praise to God.
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Origin of alleluia
1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek allēlouíā < Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh
OTHER WORDS FROM alleluiaal·le·lu·iat·ic [al-uh-loo-yat-ik] /ˌæl ə luˈyæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alleluia
/ (ˌælɪˈluːjə) /
praise the Lord! Used more commonly in liturgical contexts in place of hallelujah
a song of praise to God
Word Origin for alleluia
C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew hallelūyāh
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