à la mode

adjective
\ ˌä-lə-ˈmōd How to pronounce à la mode (audio) , ˌa-lə- \
variants: or less commonly a la mode

Definition of à la mode

2 : topped with ice cream

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Examples of à la mode in a Sentence

apple pie à la mode a political movement that was once à la mode
Recent Examples on the Web Goetz is far too attached to the symbol to ever consider a redesign, however a la mode the plus sign might get. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "From Disney+ to PB+J, How the Plus Sign Took Over the World," 27 Feb. 2020 Glockenspiel, the most prominent German restaurant in Oregon’s Bavarian village of Mount Angel, has closed after more than a decade of pork schnitzel and apple strudel a la mode. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Glockenspiel restaurant, Mount Angel’s German flagship, has closed," 4 Feb. 2020 Choose pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie a la mode for dessert. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 38 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner and brunch in metro Phoenix," 15 Nov. 2019 The desserts will include pecan pie a la mode or pumpkin pie with eggnog whipped cream. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Here are 10 Broward County restaurants that will make Thanksgiving dinner for you," 30 Oct. 2019 The menu features Dover sole entree and apple tart a la mode. Washington Post, "The Latest: First lady wears J. Mendel gown to state dinner," 21 Sep. 2019 Guests will sit at a mix of round and rectangular tables draped in alternating yellow and green tablecloths in tribute to Australia’s national colors and dine on sunchoke ravioli, Dover sole and apple tart a la mode. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trump hopes rain won’t dampen outdoor Australia state dinner," 20 Sep. 2019 On the desserts list: decadent cookies a la mode and kombucha floats. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 On the desserts list: decadent cookies a la mode and kombucha floats. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of à la mode

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for à la mode

French, according to the fashion

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The first known use of à la mode was in 1642

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5 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“à la mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20mode. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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à la mode

adjective
How to pronounce à la mode (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of à la mode

US : topped with ice cream
old-fashioned : stylish or fashionable

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