- 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 hallelujah
The collective response from the hallelujah chorus of legal dermatologists?Trayvon Was Black. It Matters.
July 15, 2013
Each holding a sign bearing the name of each life lost, they gathered on stage to sing a rendition of “Hallelujah.”NRA’s Awkward Moment, 38 End of the World Movies & More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 22, 2012
There a professional choir had assembled, repeatedly singing the hymn “Hallelujah” a cappella.Silvio Berlusconi Steps Down: Protesters Celebrate in Front of His Home
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 12, 2011
Spain won, hallelujah, but not after much huffing and puffing to go alongside their geometric, incisive elegance on the ball.Spain's Win: Cosmic Justice
July 11, 2010
This was the hallelujah, a final outburst of the great organ of opinion.His Masterpiece
Mr. Winslow's hallelujah chorus stopped in the middle and he turned.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
So swift had this change been that the bondwomen had not seen it, and they were shouting "Hallelujah!"The Scapegoat
It has no choruses of rejoicing, no pæans of praise, not even a hallelujah at its close.The Standard Oratorios
George P. Upton
That is the solo of human life overpowered by hallelujah chorus.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
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 and History 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.).