halleluyah

Pronunciations

halleluyah (hah-leh-LOO-yuh) listen

Definitions

  • interj. Praise God.

Example Sentences

  • Halleluyah, praise the Lord!

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הללויה

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      halaluya, haleluyah, halleluja, hallelujah, halelujah

Notes

  • This word was likely borrowed into English not from Jews' language but rather from English Bible translations. Even so, it is included in this Lexicon because its ultimate origin is Hebrew. Jews tend to pronounce it with a long "a" in the first syllable, while others tend to use a short "a".

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