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challah Syllabification: chal·lah
Pronunciation: /ˈhälə/ /ˈKHälə/

Definition of challah in English:

noun (plural challahsˈhäləzˈKHäləz or chalot(h) häˈlōtKHä--ˈlōs)

A loaf of white leavened bread, typically plaited in form, traditionally baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath.
Example sentences
  • At the Jewish New Year the challah is baked in a circle, symbolizing the cyclical nature of life.
  • She brought two bags full of kosher food: grape juice to make Kiddush, challahs, a virtual smorgasbord of goodies, and - this was Texas, after all - a juicy, kosher steak.
  • I think he and I both know I could no sooner bake a challah than train an elephant - and I don't really want to attempt either.


1920s: from Hebrew ḥallah.

Words that rhyme with challah

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