Hallel

noun
Hal·​lel | \ hä-ˈlāl How to pronounce Hallel (audio) \

Definition of Hallel

: a selection comprising Psalms 113–118 chanted during Jewish feasts (such as the Passover)

First Known Use of Hallel

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hallel

Hebrew hallēl praise

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“Hallel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallel. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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