[hal-uh-loo-yuh] /ˌhæl əˈlu yə/
Praise ye the Lord!
an exclamation of “hallelujah!”.
a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.
a musical composition wholly or principally based upon the word “hallelujah.”.
an exclamation of praise to God
an expression of relief or a similar emotion
an exclamation of “Hallelujah”
a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text
also halleluiah, 1530s, from Hebrew hallalu-yah “praise ye Jehovah,” from hallalu, plural imperative of hallel “to praise” also “song of praise,” from hillel “he praised,” of imitative origin, with primary sense being “to trill.” Second element is yah, shortened form of Yahweh, name of God. Replaced variant formation alleluia (12c.).
praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered “Praise ye the LORD,” stands at the beginning of ten of the psalms (106, 111-113, 135, 146-150), hence called “hallelujah psalms.” From its frequent occurrence it grew into a formula of praise. The Greek form of the word (alleluia) is found in Rev. 19:1, 3, 4, 6.
- Hallelujah chorus
The most famous movement of the oratorio Messiah, by George Frederick Handel, often sung at Christmas.
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