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 Thanks to the farmhouse boom, wooden features are a la mode. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 For dessert, customers can choose pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie a la mode. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 12 Nov. 2020 Dessert choices will be pumpkin pie, pecan pie and brownie a la mode. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 27 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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14 Jun 2021

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“à la mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20mode. Accessed 15 Jun. 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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