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alleluia

[ al-uh-loo-yuh ]
/ ˌæl əˈlu yə /
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interjection

praise ye the Lord; hallelujah.

noun

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
al·le·lu·iat·ic [al-uh-loo-yat-ik], /ˌæl ə luˈyæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alleluia

alleluia
/ (ˌælɪˈluːjə) /

interjection

praise the Lord! Used more commonly in liturgical contexts in place of hallelujah

noun

a song of praise to God
C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew hallelūyāh
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