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Definition of Aleluya

In modern language, the meaning of Aleluya (Hallelujah) is “praise the Lord“, a phrase that appears a lot in the Old Testament of the Holy Scriptures and that is related to the liturgy.


Song of praise that expresses Christian joy and is used in different liturgical moments, it is generally interpreted in a choral way and is based on the same word “aleluya”.

Designate at least two plant species that are edible. One of them is used in Cuba and the other in the Middle East mainly.

It is synonymous with a news that causes great joy, in that context: Hallelujah, they finally pay me.

Sweet that was used in the middle of the Easter liturgy in Catholic settings. It is made with milk and is shaped like a small cake.

It is said of a person or animal that is extremely thin or of little meat.

In poetry, aleluya is called a composition of eight-syllable verses that are paired and that are popular in character.


Aleluya originates from the Hebrew word hallĕlū-Yăh which means “praise Yah” or “praise Yah”. From that perspective, in Spanish it is interpreted as praising the Lord, since the Hebrew word Yah is one of the names attributed to the God of the Hebrew Bible.

This word is widely used to exalt the name of God. But in addition to the religious theme, this word can also be heard in the everyday environment and in various contexts. However, each of its meanings is more or less related to its original meaning.


There is a successful song called Aleluya, it was premiered in 1984 by the American poet and singer Leonard Cohen. This interpreter became known in a great way, thanks to that musical piece that today is replicated by many artists of the moment.

The song “Aleluya” can be heard in the movie Shrek, but this time, through the voice of John Cale, former member of The Velvet Underground.