hallelujah

1 of 2

interjection

hal·​le·​lu·​jah ˌha-lə-ˈlü-yə How to pronounce hallelujah (audio)
used to express praise, joy, or thanks

hallelujah

2 of 2

noun

: a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving

Examples of hallelujah in a Sentence

Interjection hallelujah, the bank is approving our loan application
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Get The Recipe 10 of 40 Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad What better time to shout hallelujah than Easter Sunday? Jorie Nicole McDonald, Southern Living, 11 Feb. 2024 There’d be a brief silence, before all the voices flooded in and the whole circle would catch fire like an unending wall of the most resounding hallelujah imaginable. Jack Chang, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 And, as the hoarse hallelujahs from their fans illustrated, the Lakers now have some new magic of their own. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 At end times, will there be a chorus of hallelujahs or ... David Harsanyi, National Review, 16 Mar. 2023 This bike even features a fan—hallelujah. Diana Kelly Levey, Health, 20 Feb. 2023 At peak power the cabin is suffused with a sustained, polyphonic power chord, a hallelujah—WHAWWAAHH. Dan Neil, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 On Sundays, there’s even a gospel brunch, which Brooks told me is a particular specialty, extracting yet a further promise to return for some hallelujahs. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Interjection and Noun

Hebrew hallĕlūyāh praise (ye) the Lord

First Known Use

Interjection

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hallelujah was in the 13th century

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“Hallelujah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hallelujah. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hallelujah

1 of 2 interjection
hal·​le·​lu·​jah ˌhal-ə-ˈlü-yə How to pronounce hallelujah (audio)
used to express praise, joy, or thanks

hallelujah

2 of 2 noun
: a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving

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