hallelujah

[ hal-uh-loo-yuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF hallelujah
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This was the hallelujah, a final outburst of the great organ of opinion.

Mr. Winslow's hallelujah chorus stopped in the middle and he turned.

So swift had this change been that the bondwomen had not seen it, and they were shouting "Hallelujah!"

It has no choruses of rejoicing, no pæans of praise, not even a hallelujah at its close.

That is the solo of human life overpowered by hallelujah chorus.

If you are a Presbyterian and your husband is a Methodist, when he shouts "Hallelujah!"

Here she stopped her chanting, and began to sing "Hallelujah!"

A charming girl—upon my word, a charming girl—if she is a Hallelujah lassie.

He placed the "Hallelujah Chorus" at the end of the oratorio.

He said much more; but the last words he uttered were, 'Hallelujah!

WORD ORIGIN

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.).

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