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a la

a la
A a

Transcription

    • 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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for A la

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

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.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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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