à la mode

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See also: alamode and a la mode

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

à la mode (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of a la mode

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

à la mode (invariable)

  1. in fashion
    Synonyms: en vogue, au goût du jour

Descendants[edit]

  • English: a la mode
  • Norwegian Bokmål: à la mode, a la mode

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Etymology[edit]

From French à la mode (in fashion), first part from French à la (in the style or manner of), short for à la mode (in fashion), first part from French à (to, on, in), from Middle French [Term?], from Old French a (to, towards, belonging to), from Latin ad (to, towards, up to, at), from Proto-Italic *ad (toward, to, on, up to, for), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (to, at) + middle part from French la (the), from Middle French la (the), from Old French la (the), from Latin illam (that, those), which is the accusative singular feminine of ille (that, those), from Old Latin olle (he, that), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ol-no- or *h₂l̥-no-, from *h₂el- (beyond, other). Last part from French mode (fashion, trend), from Middle French mode, from Old French mode, from Latin modus (measure, manner), from Proto-Italic *modōs, from Proto-Indo-European *mod-ōs (measure), from *med- (to measure).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à la mode

  1. à la mode, fashionable; in a particular style or fashion.
    • 1970, Dagbladet:
      her gis ingen konsesjoner til à-la-mode-radikalisme
      here no licenses are granted for à-la-mode radicalism
    • 2008, Nils Johan Ringdal, Georg Valentin von Munthe af Morgenstiernes forunderlige liv og reiser, page 43:
      Bertha trengte naturligvis et utall kjoler – og ingen vet hvor mange hatter – for å kunne kle seg kongelig à la mode til hver middag
      Bertha naturally needed countless dresses - and no one knows how many hats - to be able to dress royally à la mode for every dinner
  2. modern, the latest trend
    sangerens bryllup ble et kjendisbryllup à la mode
    the singer's wedding became a celebrity wedding à la mode

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