a shout or song of praise to God
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To cry "hallelujah" in praise.
An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
A general expression of gratitude or adoration.
Hallelujah! It's finally the weekend!
Origin: From הללויה.
praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration
Origin: [Heb. See Alleluia.]
Hallelujah is a transliteration of the Hebrew word הַלְּלוּיָהּ, which is composed of two elements: הַלְּלוּ and יָהּ. Most well-known English versions of the Hebrew Bible translate the Hebrew "Hallelujah" as two Hebrew words, generally rendered as "Praise" + "the LORD", but the second word is given as "Yah" in the Lexham English Bible and Young's Literal Translation, "Jehovah" in the American Standard Version, and "Hashem" in the Orthodox Jewish Bible. Instead of a translation, the transliteration "Hallelujah" is used by JPS Tanakh, International Standard Version, Darby Translation, God's Word Translation, Holman Christian Standard Bible, and The Message, with the spelling "Halleluyah" appearing in the Complete Jewish Bible. The Greek-influenced form "Alleluia" appears in Wycliffe's Bible, the Knox Version and the New Jerusalem Bible. In the great song of praise to God for his triumph over the Whore of Babylon in chapter 19 of the New Testament Book of Revelation, the Greek word ἀλληλούϊα, a transliteration of the same Hebrew word, appears four times, as an expression of praise rather than an exhortation to praise. In English translations this is mostly rendered as "Hallelujah", but as "Alleluia" in several translations, while a few have "Praise the Lord", "Praise God", "Praise our God", or "Thanks to our God".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Halleluiah, hal-e-lōō′ya, n. the exclamation 'Praise (ye) the Lord' (Jah or Jehovah), which occurs in many songs and anthems: a song of praise to God, a musical composition based on the word, as the Hallelujah (chorus) in Handel's Messiah.—n. Hallel (hal-el′, hal′el), the hymn of praise chanted during the Passover supper, consisting of Psalms cxiii.-cxviii. inclusive. [Heb., 'Praise ye Jehovah,' halelu, praise ye, and Jāh, Jehovah.]
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The numerical value of hallelujah in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of hallelujah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
When the victims come back, they (the authorities) just say 'Hallelujah, you are back' but there is nothing else that happens to anybody, so these agents just continue.
Absolutely, if we can educate her in the presence here, and bring her to a better place that’s more in keeping with where we’d like to see this country go, Hallelujah.
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- الحمد لله, هللوياArabic
- алелу̀я, алилу̀яBulgarian
- aleluja, halejujaCzech
- Halleluja, Gott sei DankGerman
- congratulación, aleluya, felicitaciónSpanish
- هلهلویا, تسبیحPersian
- halleluja, ylistysFinnish
- haleluya, berhaleluyaIndonesian
- alleluja, hosannaPolish
- сла́ва бо́гу, аллилу́йяRussian
- алелуја, alelujaSerbo-Croatian
- halejuja, alelujaSlovak
- алілу́я, алилу́яUkrainian
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