Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of a la.
  • prep. Alternative form of a la.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. To the; in the; hence, according to; in the (fashion of); after the (manner of): as, à la française, after the manner of the French; à la mode, in the fashion.

Etymologies

Borrowing from French. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After work, all I had to do was make my carottes à la Vichy glazed carrots—another recipe card, turn the burner on under the boeuf and get to the florist for lilacs to mask any vestige of eau de lard.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • There it sat, an unintimidating half page, seven household ingredients, between Cherry Verenikas and Challah à la Molly.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • Or à la Boston Market, with Stovetop stuffing and cranberry sauce.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Michel, Mission de Bonchamps: Vers Fachoda à la Rencontre de la Mission Marchand Paris: Plon, 1905, 5.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • For the next thirty minutes, a suave masculine voice asked such questions as “Voulez vous aller à la bibliothèque avec moi?”

    Kitchen Privileges

  • A staple season upon season from top designers and brands around the globe such as Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Jones New York, and Brooks Brothers, this iconic idea has been translated from traditional buttoned models with strong peak lapels (think a foppishly worn coat à la that of Annie Hall) to renditions that wink toward modern with hidden zippers and modified funnel necks (offering a more feminine take, unifying perfectly with skirts).

    The Style Checklist

  • Van Dyck had been deservedly raking in money from the nobility, for whom he painted dozens of portraits, but in 1638, he found that the king had slashed his latest bill for twenty-four works, halving the price of Le Roi à la Chasse from two hundred to one hundred pounds.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • We looked at the ducks and the court for a while and then Boris went off to his luncheon and George came home for a littlechicken salad à la Pierre, It was a joy to have George home for lunch—alone!

    Barbara Bush

  • She ran her hands over her quick weave as she slid into a split and then slammed the floor with her ass à la Chardonnay from For the Love of Ray J.

    Real wifeys

  • Unfortunately, we ended up with a lace bow à la Madonna.

    Dont You Forget About Me

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