Definition of à la in English:

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à la

Pronunciation: /ˈä ˌlä/ Pronunciation: /ˈä lə/


1(Of a dish) cooked or prepared in a specified style or manner: fish cooked à la meunière
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  • Bœuf à la bourguignon, cooked with wine, salt pork, and garnished with mushrooms and small onions, is probably the best known.
  • His personal tastes were simple: he liked potatoes fried with onions, and was partial to poulet à la provençale, washed down with a little Gevrey Chambertin.
  • French apple tart (Tarte de pommes a la Normande) is a marvellous apple tart that can be made in a pie plate or tart pan if you have one.
1.1 informal In the style or manner of: afternoon talk shows à la Oprah
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  • Although returning aristocrats tended to favor powdered hair and tight-fitting knee breeches in the old style, most middle-class men wore trousers or pantaloons and kept their hair in a natural style, whether tousled or à la Titus.
  • To rewrite, à la Pierre Menard, Almodovar's latest dedication, these words would go out to my untold charises and charites, my poets, my image-makers, my melody-weavers; to the one who entered eternity with me, to my son.
  • Grover also claims that truth is not a substantive or naturalistic property, but this claim is compatible with truth being an insubstantial or nonnaturalistic property (also à la Horwich).


French, from à la mode.

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Syllabification: à la

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