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a la carte

a la carte
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey lah kahrt]
    • /eɪ lɑ kɑrt/
    • /ə lɑː kɑːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lah kahrt]
    • /eɪ lɑ kɑrt/

Definitions of a la carte words

  • adjective a la carte An à la carte menu in a restaurant offers you a choice of individually priced dishes for each course. 3
  • adjective a la carte à la carte is also an adverb. 3
  • adjective a la carte (of a menu or a section of a menu) having dishes listed separately and individually priced 3
  • adjective a la carte (of a dish) offered on such a menu; not part of a set meal 3
  • noun a la carte with a separate price for each item on the menu 3
  • adjective a la carte An à  la carte menu in a restaurant offers you a choice of individually priced dishes for each course. 3

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Origin of a la carte

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; < French: according to the menu; see carte

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Parts of speech for A la carte

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

a la carte popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% 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 carte usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for a la carte

adv a la carte

  • separately — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.

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