Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express praise or joy.
  • noun An exclamation of “hallelujah.”
  • noun Music A composition expressing praise and based on the word “hallelujah.”

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  • interjection An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
  • interjection A general expression of gratitude or adoration.
  • noun A shout of “Hallelujah”.
  • noun plural General praise.
  • verb intransitive To cry "hallelujah" in praise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shout or song of praise to God

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew halləlû-yāh, praise Yahweh : halləlû, masculine pl. imperative of hillēl, to praise; see hll in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

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From Hebrew הללויה ("Praise Yah!").

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