One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being à la mode; fashionableness, modishness.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From post-classical Latin alamodalitas from French à-la-mode + classical Latin -ālitās.
à la modality/ˌaləmə(ʊ)ˈdalɪti//ˌalamə(ʊ)ˈdalɪti//ˌɑːlɑːmə(ʊ)ˈdalɪti/
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