Definition of A la mode

1. Adjective. In the current fashion or style.

Exact synonyms: In Style, In Vogue, Latest, Modish
Similar to: Fashionable, Stylish
Derivative terms: Modishness



2. Adverb. With ice cream on top or on the side. "We served the apple pie a la mode"

Definition of A la mode

1. Adjective. (American English) Served with ice cream. ¹

2. Adverb. In a particular style or fashion. ¹

3. Adjective. Fashionable; in the current style or fashion. ¹

4. Adjective. (American English) Served with ice cream. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of A La Mode

a haemolysin
a hair's breadth
a helix
a house divided against itself cannot stand
a house is not a home
a hundred
a hundred and one
a hundred and ten percent
a hundred thousand
a hundred times
a into g
a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
a la
a la carte
a la minute
a la mode (current term)
a la mode(p)
a leopard cannot change its spots
a lie has no legs
a life of its own
a little
a little bird told me
a little bit of bread and no cheese
a little from column A, a little from column B
a little from column A and a little from column B
a lot
a man's home is his castle
a man is known by the company he keeps
a mensa et thoro
a million

Literary usage of A la mode

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1899)
"a la mode COOKERY: UP-TO- DATE RECIPES. With 24 Plates (16 in Colours). Crown 8vo, 5s. net. ... DRINKS a la mode. Fcp. 8vo, Is. 6d. Trevelyan's (Sir 0.0. ..."

2. History of the Great Civil War, 1642-1649 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1901)
"a la mode COOKERY: UP-TO- DATE RECIPES. With 24 Plates (16 in Colours). ... DRINKS a la mode. Fcp. 8vo, Is. 6d. Management, etc. De Salis (MRS.)—continued. ..."

3. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1891)
"Entrees a la Mode. Fcp. is. Svo. 6d. Floral Decorations. Fcp. Svo. is. 6d. ... Pud dings and Pastry a la Mode. Fcp. Svo. is. 6d. Savouries a la Mode. ..."

4. A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century by William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1892)
"Works by :— Cakes and Confections a la Mode. Savouries a la Mode. Fcp. 8vo. 1s. ... Puddings and Pastry a la Mode. Fcp. Soups and Dressed Fish a la Hode. ..."

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