Hal·​lel hä-ˈlāl How to pronounce Hallel (audio)
: a selection comprising Psalms 113–118 chanted during Jewish feasts (such as the Passover)

Word History


Hebrew hallēl praise

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hallel was in 1702

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“Hallel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallel. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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