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à la carte

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

: with a separate price for each item on the menu

Full Definition of À LA CARTE

:  according to a menu or list that prices items separately

Variants of À LA CARTE

à la carte also a la carte \ˌä-lə-ˈkärt, ˌa-lə-\
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Origin of À LA CARTE

French, by the bill of fare
First Known Use: 1816

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