hallelujah

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

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

glory (or glory be), ha (or hah), hey, hooray (also hurrah), hot dog, huzzah, wahoo [chiefly West], whee, whoopee, yahoo, yippee

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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

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 And hallelujah! The Katabatic 2 also has more internal pockets—14 in all. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "First Look: Eddie Bauer's Katabatic 2 Tent," 12 June 2018 The tabloids led a hallelujah chorus; resurrection seems unlikely. The Economist, "Sacking the head of the parole board creates a worrying precedent," 5 Apr. 2018 There's a planetary double feature on April 15, when Mercury finally completes its retrograde (hallelujah) and the sky is graced by a new moon in Aries. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's April 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 Mar. 2018 Loooo-u-u-u,’’ the noise came, low and deep, like a hallelujah chorus from Panthers fans. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde: "Loooo" for Luongo is chorus of Panthers playoff hopes," 9 Mar. 2018 The vegetables within were firm (not overcooked, hallelujah) and the chicken was tender, but the white sauce meant to bind them was too thin, a soup. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Walker's Point Fuel Cafe lets diners get their fill anytime," 13 July 2017 And, now, hallelujah, the label’s goodies are actually on sale. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "Sweaty Betty Has the Best Workout Leggings on Sale," 5 July 2017 Rain?: The daily showers are over for now - hallelujah! Carlie Kollath Wells, NOLA.com, "Buh-bye, rain! New Orleans should be sunny for next few days," 7 June 2017

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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

interjection

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 \

Kids Definition of hallelujah

used to express praise, joy, or thanks

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