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hallelujah

or hal·le·lu·iah

[ hal-uh-loo-yuh ]
/ ˌhæl əˈlu yə /
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interjection
Praise ye the Lord!
noun
an exclamation of “hallelujah!”
a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.
a musical composition wholly or principally based upon the word “hallelujah.”
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Origin of hallelujah

1525–35; <Hebrew halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh; cf. alleluia
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British Dictionary definitions for hallelujah

hallelujah

halleluiah alleluia (ˌælɪˈluːjə)

/ (ˌhælɪˈluːjə) /

interjection
an exclamation of praise to God
an expression of relief or a similar emotion
noun
an exclamation of "Hallelujah"
a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text

Word Origin for hallelujah

C16: from Hebrew hallelūyāh praise the Lord, from hellēl to praise + yāh the Lord, Yahweh
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