alleluia
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Usage note
This word can also be spelled "hallelujah."
alleluia(
ah
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luh
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lu
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yuh
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (religious)
a. aleluya
Alleluia! Praise be to God!¡Aleluya! ¡Alabado sea Dios!
2. (used to express joy)
a. aleluya
Alleluia! The police have found the missing girls.¡Aleluya! La policía encontró a las niñas desaparecidas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (religious)
a. el aleluya
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A chorus of alleluias rang out from the church.Se escuchaba un coro de aleluyas sonando de la iglesia.
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