Definition of hallelujah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhælɪˈluːjə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhælɪˈluːjə//
(also alleluia)
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a song or shout of praise to God Word Origin Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin alleluia from Greek allēlouia (in the Septuagint), or (from the 16th century) directly from Hebrew hallělūyāh ‘praise ye the Lord’.

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