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hallelujah

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interjection hal·le·lu·jah \ˌha-lə-ˈlü-yə\

Simple Definition of hallelujah

  • —used to express praise, joy, or thanks especially to God

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hallelujah

  1. —used to express praise, joy, or thanks

Examples of hallelujah in a sentence

  1. <hallelujah, the bank is approving our loan application>



Origin of hallelujah

Hebrew hallĕlūyāh praise (ye) the Lord


First Known Use: 14th century


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hallelujah

noun hal·le·lu·jah

Simple Definition of hallelujah

  • : a shout or song of praise or thanks to God

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hallelujah

  1. :  a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving

13th Century

First Known Use of hallelujah

13th century


HALLELUJAH Defined for Kids

hallelujah

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interjection hal·le·lu·jah \ˌha-lə-ˈlü-yə\

Definition of hallelujah for Students

  1. —used to express praise, joy, or thanks





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