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(hăl'əlo͞o`yə) or


(ăl–) [Heb.,=praise the Lord], joyful expression used in Hebrew worship; cf. Pss. 104–6, 111–13, 115–17, 135, 146–50. Christian liturgies make wide use of it, particularly at Easter time. The Hallelujah Chorus is the brilliant concluding piece of Part II of Handel's Messiah.


, halleluiah, alleluia
a musical composition that uses the word Hallelujah as its text
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