à la mode

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

a la mode

Definition of à la mode

  1. 1 :  fashionable, stylish

  2. 2 :  topped with ice cream

Examples of à la mode in a sentence

  1. apple pie à la mode

  2. a political movement that was once à la mode

Origin and Etymology of à la mode

French, according to the fashion


First Known Use: 1642


À LA MODE Defined for English Language Learners

à la mode

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adjective \ˌä-lə-ˈmōd, ˌa-lə-\

Definition of à la mode for English Language Learners

  • : topped with ice cream

  • : stylish or fashionable

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