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English definition of “hallelujah”

hallelujah

exclamation, noun [C] uk (also alleluia)   /ˌhæl.ɪˈluː.jə/ us  
(an emotional expression of) praise and thanks to GodReligious ceremonies and prayers informal humorous said to express surprise and pleasure that something positive that you were certain would not happen has happened: At last, Richard's found himself a girlfriend - hallelujah!Expressions of surprise
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