Hallelujah definition

hălə-lo͝oyə
Frequency:
An exclamation, hymn, or song of praise to God.
noun
36
8
Used to express praise, thanks, or joy, esp. to God as in a hymn or prayer.
interjection
31
5
Used to express praise or joy.
interjection
14
2
(music) A composition expressing praise and based on the word “hallelujah.”
noun
13
3
An exclamation of “hallelujah.”
noun
17
11
Advertisement
A general expression of gratitude or adoration.

Hallelujah! It’s finally the weekend!

interjection
3
1
Hallelujah is defined as an expression of praise or thanks or rejoicing, especially in a religious context.

When you give thanks to God or express religious joy, this is an example of a time when you might say "Hallelujah!"

interjection
2
1
An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
interjection
1
0
(intransitive) To cry "hallelujah" in praise.
verb
1
0
The definition of hallelujah is an expression of praise or thanks or rejoicing (especially in a religious context), or a hymn or piece of church music containing this word of praise.

When you finally get to retire after you have been waiting for decades, this is an example of a time when you might say a hallelujah.

A church hymn praising the Lord is an example of a hallelujah.

noun
0
0
Advertisement
(in the plural) General praise.
noun
0
0
A shout of “Hallelujah”.
noun
0
1

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hallelujah
Plural:
hallelujahs

Origin of hallelujah

  • Hebrew halləlû-yāh praise Yahweh halləlû masculine pl. imperative of hillēl to praise hll in Semitic roots yāh Yahweh hwy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew הללויה (“Praise Jah!”).

    From Wiktionary