Definition of à la mort in English:

à la mort

(also alamort)

adverb

Hyperbolically, rare
  • To (the) death; mortally, fatally. Also hyperbolically. Compare "amort". Now somewhat rare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Copland (fl. 1505–1547), translator and printer. From Middle French, French à la mort desperate, to (the) death from à la + mort.

Pronunciation

à la mort

/ˌa la ˈmɔː/