A chant of praise consisting of Psalms 113 through 118, used during Passover and on certain other holidays.
A part of the Jewish religious services consisting of Psalms 113 to 118 inclusive, recited or sung on certain festivals.
Origin of hallel
- Hebrew hallēl song of praise from hillēl to praise hll in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition