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

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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 The Heritage Dancers will be selling cotton candy, popcorn and cookies, while the Poway Woman’s Club will be selling root beer floats, sundaes and pie and brownies a la mode. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Fourth of July festivities include Old Poway Park events, fireworks at Poway High," 26 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 On the desserts list: decadent cookies a la mode and kombucha floats. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Guests can make an ice cream sundae, pie a la mode or a root beer float. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 3 July 2018 Guests can make an ice cream sundae, pie a la mode or a root beer float. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 3 July 2018 Guests can make an ice cream sundae, pie a la mode or a root beer float. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 3 July 2018

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of à la mode

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

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