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hosanna Syllabification: ho·san·na
Pronunciation: /hōˈzanə/
(also hosannah)

Definition of hosanna in English:


(Especially in biblical, Judaic, and Christian use) used to express adoration, praise, or joy.
Example sentences
  • I'd parked on Beacon Hill, on the edge, so it gave us a little evening walk - always nice - and then we found the car - found no ticket - hosannah!


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An expression of adoration, praise, or joy.
Example sentences
  • In this pericope there is no donkey colt, no crowd of pilgrims shouting praises, no waving of palm branches, no hosannas.
  • They sing of the profundity of affliction and of the complexity of God's ultimate grace, and they offer wild and glorious hosannas in such a way that testifies to the hope offered by God's infinite love.
  • They shouted hosannas and waved palm branches as Jesus the hoped-for warrior king, the overthrower of Rome, the savior of the world - rode in on a donkey.
shout of praise, alleluia, hurrah, hurray, hooray, cheer, paean


Old English, via late Latin from Greek hōsanna, from Rabbinical Hebrew hōša῾nā, abbreviation of biblical hōšī῾ā-nnā 'save, we pray' (Ps. 118:25).

Words that rhyme with hosanna

Alana, Anna, bandanna, banner, Branagh, canna, canner, Diana, fanner, Fermanagh, Guyana, Hannah, Havana, Indiana, Joanna, lanner, Louisiana, manna, manner, manor, Montana, nana, planner, Pollyanna, Rosanna, savannah, scanner, spanner, Susanna, tanner
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