Definition of à la mode in English:

à la mode

Pronunciation: /a la ˈməʊd//ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd/

adjective & adverb

  • 1In fashion; up to date.

    [as adjective] ‘corduroy is extremely à la mode this season’
    stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed
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  • 2(of beef) braised in wine.

  • 3North American Served with ice cream.


Late 16th century: French, literally in the fashion.


à la mode

/a la ˈməʊd//ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd/