Origin of hallelujah
Examples from the Web for hallelujah
The collective response from the hallelujah chorus of legal dermatologists?
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Spain won, hallelujah, but not after much huffing and puffing to go alongside their geometric, incisive elegance on the ball.
She burst out into a rhapsody of hallelujah and thanksgivings.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
I was once in a foreign cathedral when, after the three days of mourning, in Holy Week, came the final day of Hallelujah.The Sympathy of Religions|Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Similar discussions about the Hallelujah and other liturgic forms are met with long before the Raskol broke out.
Then when you raised a Hallelujah I said to myself, 'That's got the right ring to it.'The Path of a Star|Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
Mary was transfigured, and sang the hallelujah of the Resurrection, the victory over Death and the eternity of life.Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for hallelujah
halleluiah alleluia (ˌælɪˈluːjə)
Word Origin for hallelujah
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.).