a la mode

a la mode
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey lah mohd]
    • /eɪ lɑ moʊd/
    • /ə lɑː məʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lah mohd]
    • /eɪ lɑ moʊd/

Definitions of a la mode words

  • adjective a la mode A dessert à la mode is served with ice cream. 3
  • adjective a la mode fashionable in style, design, etc 3
  • adjective a la mode (of meats) braised with vegetables in wine 3
  • adjective a la mode (of desserts) served with ice cream 3
  • adverb a la mode in fashion; stylish 3
  • adverb a la mode made or served in a certain style, as (pie or cake) with ice cream 3

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Origin of a la mode

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
Borrowed into English from French around 1640-50

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Parts of speech for A la mode


a la mode popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

a la mode usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for a la mode

adj a la mode

  • a go go — as much as you like; to your heart's content; galore: food and drink à gogo.
  • a go-go — go-go
  • a gogo — as much as one likes; galore
  • all the rage — angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage; incidents of road rage.
  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.

adjective a la mode

  • fly — to move through the air using wings.
  • hip — hypochondria.
  • neoteric — modern; new; recent.
  • now — at the present time or moment: You are now using a dictionary.

adverb a la mode

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