A-la-mode meaning

älə mōd, ălə
The definition of a la mode is served with ice cream.

An example of a la mode is vanilla ice cream served with apple pie.

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A la mode is defined as trendy or in style.

Leg warmers during the 1980's were an example of a la mode.

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According to the prevailing style or fashion.
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Served with ice cream.

Apple pie à la mode.

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In fashion; stylish.
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Served with ice cream.

Pie a la mode.

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(US) Served with ice cream.

Pie a la mode usually means with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, but other flavors work too.

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In a particular style or fashion.
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Fashionable; in the current style or fashion.
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(US) Served with ice cream.
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Origin of a-la-mode

  • French à in la the mode fashion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French à la mode (“in the style")

    From Wiktionary