à la carte

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adverb or adjective \ˌä-lə-ˈkärt, ˌa-lə-\
variants: or less commonly

a la carte

Definition of à la carte

  1. :  according to a menu or list that prices items separately

Origin and Etymology of à la carte

French, by the bill of fare


First Known Use: 1816


À LA CARTE Defined for English Language Learners

à la carte

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

Definition of à la carte for English Language Learners

  • : with a separate price for each item on the menu

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