- Praise ye the Lord!
- an exclamation of “hallelujah!”
- a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.
- a musical composition wholly or principally based upon the word “hallelujah.”
Origin of hallelujah
Examples from the Web for halleluiah
Historical Examples of halleluiah
Truly, as we think of all this, we cannot but own that every breath should be a halleluiah.Notes on the Book of Deuteronomy, Volume I
Charles Henry Mackintosh
I seen de fulfilment o' promise, an' my heart was bustin' full, but I ain't got no halleluiah tongue like you.The River's Children
Ruth McEnery Stuart
He snatched it—gloated over it; doubted it—bit it—found it genuine—choked his heart down, and smothered a halleluiah.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
halleluiah alleluia (ˌælɪˈluːjə)
- an exclamation of praise to God
- an expression of relief or a similar emotion
- an exclamation of "Hallelujah"
- a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text
Word Origin for hallelujah
also halleluiah, 1530s, from Hebrew hallalu-yah "praise ye Jehovah," from hallalu, plural imperative of hallel "to praise" also "song of praise," from hillel "he praised," of imitative origin, with primary sense being "to trill." Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Replaced variant formation alleluia (12c.).