Definition of à la mode in English:

à la mode

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

adjective & adverb

  • 1In fashion; up to date:

    [as adjective] ‘corduroy is extremely à la mode this season’
    • ‘Rumors a la mode: Just a few things I've heard bouncing around...’
    • ‘Pie was "a la mode" as commercial pie manufacturers trekked to Celebration, Fla., in April for the 2005 American Pie Council's (APC)/Crisco National Pie Championships, held in conjunction with the Great American Pie Festival.’
    • ‘HOME A LA MODE. For the Grendene family, life at home is a fashionable affair that will never go out style.’
    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.

    • ‘Boeuf à la mode("beef in the style") is a French version of what is often known in the United States as pot roast beef.’
    • ‘There are many recipes for beef a la mode.’
  • 3North American Served with ice cream.

    • ‘Brownies a la mode. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on each serving.’
    • ‘Fudgy casserole a la mode. Spoon into individual dishes and serve warm with ice cream.’
    • ‘Pineapple a la mode. Place a scoop of ice cream, or yogurt in pineapple shell. Spoon pineapple pieces over ice cream and serve immediately.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

à la mode

/ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd//a la ˈməʊd/