Meaning of à la mode in English:

à la mode

Pronunciation /ɑː lɑː ˈməʊd/ /a la ˈməʊd/

Translate à la mode into Spanish


  • 1In fashion; up to date.

    ‘corduroy is extremely à la mode this season’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rumors a la mode: Just a few things I've heard bouncing around...’
    • ‘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
  • 2(of beef) braised in wine, typically with vegetables.

    ‘beef à la mode does not necessarily require advance browning’
    • ‘There are many recipes for beef a la mode.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 3North American Served with ice cream.

    ‘finish the meal with chocolate cake à la mode’
    • ‘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.’


  • 1In a fashionable or modern style.

    • ‘the pageboys are dressed à la mode’
  • 2(with reference to the cooking of beef) in wine, typically with vegetables.

    • ‘the rump piece is generally prepared à la mode’
  • 3North American With ice cream.

    • ‘if you want to add some ice cream and eat this à la mode, we would not be mad about it’


Late 16th century French, literally ‘in the fashion’.