hallelujah

interjection
hal·​le·​lu·​jah | \ ˌha-lə-ˈlü-yə How to pronounce hallelujah (audio) \

Definition of hallelujah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used to express praise, joy, or thanks

hallelujah

noun

Definition of hallelujah (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving

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Synonyms for hallelujah

Synonyms: Interjection

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Examples of hallelujah in a Sentence

Interjection hallelujah, the bank is approving our loan application
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With the addition to the cast of Noah Reid as Patrick, a slow-blooming love interest for David, hallelujah, the show has become a standard bearer for LGBTQ issues, without ever making an issue of them. Los Angeles Times, "Our TV critic met the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ cast five times. Here are his favorite moments," 8 Apr. 2020 It’s time to stand up — hallelujah — not to run and hide. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Do coronavirus social distancing orders violate religious freedom? Local pastors say yes," 15 Apr. 2020 The work is distinctive for its harmonies, counter-harmonies, pauses and especially that long pause before the last hallelujah. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "The difference with this ‘Messiah’ — the singers are kids," 27 Nov. 2019 More than 2,200 people dressed in either Alabama A&M University’s maroon and white or Alabama State University’s black and gold cheered and raised their hands in hallelujah for both institutions during Battle of the Choirs. al, "Battle of HBCU choirs brings healing, joy to Birmingham with praise music," 24 Oct. 2019 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, "Lips opens in Chicago, a party palace with over-the-top glam and drag that’s ‘all about the love’," 26 Aug. 2019 Then Arenado delivered his hallelujah single and Ryan McMahon stroked a two-run double to right. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Jon Gray dominates Dodgers in 9-1 victory," 29 July 2019 Luke weakly apologizes, and hallelujah, we’re done with him for the night. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Season 15, Episode 11 Recap: The Luke Show Is Finally Over," 25 July 2019 An extensive poolside menu offers adult popsicles and drinks by the pitcher; the fitness machines have individual TVs (hallelujah), and the Have No Mercy deep-tissue massage at ZaSpa is to die for. Diana Oates, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Hotels in Houston," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hallelujah

Interjection

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hallelujah

Interjection and Noun

Hebrew hallĕlūyāh praise (ye) the Lord

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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 28 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for hallelujah

hallelujah

interjection
How to pronounce hallelujah (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hallelujah

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hallelujah

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hallelujah (Entry 2 of 2)

: a shout or song of praise or thanks to God

hallelujah

interjection
hal·​le·​lu·​jah | \ ˌha-lə-ˈlü-yə How to pronounce hallelujah (audio) \

Kids Definition of hallelujah

used to express praise, joy, or thanks

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