à la mode

\ 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 For dessert, customers can choose pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie a la mode. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "40-plus North Texas restaurants offering Thanksgiving dishes and desserts to-go," 12 Nov. 2020 Dessert choices will be pumpkin pie, pecan pie and brownie a la mode. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "10 restaurants with Thanksgiving served outdoors," 9 Nov. 2020 Having the hand pies a la mode would benefit the higher alcohol content of the port. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Go small and stay home: How to make Thanksgiving 2020 special," 3 Nov. 2020 The farm will also be hosting an Apple Festival with apple crisp a la mode, apple pie, candy apples and doughnuts, as well as vendors, music, hayrides and face painting. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Fall fun in Connecticut: Apple and pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn mazes," 12 Sep. 2020 Luther reopened Salon a la Mode, at Belt Line and Coit roads, on April 24, despite stay-at-home orders that sought to slow the spread of the coronavirus by prohibiting many businesses from operating. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Supporters of judge in salon dispute see racial bias behind his critics’ attacks," 12 May 2020 Angela Clayton of Angela Costumery, Rachel Maksy, Cynthia Settje of Red Threaded, and Taylor Shelby of Dames a la Mode will showcase their final designs to their sizeable Youtube and Instagram followings. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "The Oscar-Winning Costumes From Little Women Are Being Reimagined," 14 Apr. 2020 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

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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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“à la mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20mode. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of à la mode

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

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