a la

a la
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lah]
    • /eɪ lɑ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lah]
    • /eɪ lɑ/

Definitions of a la words

  • phrase a la If you do something à la a particular person, you do it in the same style or in the same way that they would do it. 3
  • preposition a la in the manner or style of 3
  • preposition a la as prepared in (a particular place) or by or for (a particular person) 3
  • preposition a la according to; in the manner of: a short poem à la Ogden Nash. 1
  • preposition a la Cookery. prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by: chicken à la provençale. prepared with the ingredient of. 1
  • adverb a la in the style of 1

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Origin of a la

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < French: short for à la mode de in the style of

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Parts of speech for A la


a la popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

a la usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for a la

preposition a la

  • after — If something happens after a particular date or event, it happens during the period of time that follows that date or event.

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