à la mode

adjective \ ˌä-lə-ˈmōd , ˌa-lə- \
variants: or less commonly a la mode

Definition of à la mode

2 :topped with ice cream

Examples of à la mode in a Sentence

  1. apple pie à la mode

  2. a political movement that was once à la mode

Origin and Etymology of à la mode

French, according to the fashion


À LA MODE Defined for English Language Learners

à la mode

adjective

Definition of à la mode for English Language Learners

  • : topped with ice cream

  • : stylish or fashionable


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