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Definitions for hallelujah
ˌhæl əˈlu yəhal·lelu·jah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hallelujah(noun)

    a shout or song of praise to God


  1. hallelujah(Noun)

    A shout of u201CHallelujahu201D.

  2. hallelujah(Noun)

    General praise.

  3. hallelujah(Verb)

    To cry "hallelujah" in praise.

  4. hallelujah(Interjection)

    An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.

  5. hallelujah(Interjection)

    A general expression of gratitude or adoration.

    Hallelujah! It's finally the weekend!

  6. Origin: From הללויה.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hallelujah

    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

  2. Origin: [Heb. See Alleluia.]


  1. Hallelujah

    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

  1. Hallelujah

    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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Etymology and Origins

  1. Hallelujah

    From the Hebrew halelu, “praise ye,” and Iah, “Jehovah.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallelujah in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallelujah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hallelujah in a Sentence

  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.

  2. Peggy Richards:

    Hallelujah ! Thank you, God. Thank you, God, we cried, we cried, we cried, we cried for( 35) years, but now, we're here. We're here now.

  3. Paul Adhoch:

    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.

  4. Rick Nolan:

    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.

  5. Kareem Lanier:

    I know a lot of people don't like( The President). Whether you like The President or not it is what it is. The President's The President. Barack ain't president no more. Hallelujah.

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