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à la carte

adverb or adjective \ˌä-lə-ˈkärt, ˌa-lə-\

Simple Definition of à la carte

  • : with a separate price for each item on the menu

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of à la carte

  1. :  according to a menu or list that prices items separately

Variants of à la carte

also a la carteplay \ˌä-lə-ˈkärt, ˌa-lə-\

Origin of à la carte

French, by the bill of fare


First Known Use: 1816


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