Definition of à la mode in English:

à la mode

adjective & adverb

  • 1In fashion; up to date.

    stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed
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  • 2North American Served with ice cream.

  • 3(of beef) braised in wine, typically with vegetables.


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


à la mode

/ˌä lä ˈmōd/