The Alternative English Dictionary: a la

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a la Alternative forms: à la (less common), ala (colloquial) etymology From French à la. pronunciation
  • (UK) /æ læ/
  • (US) /ɑ lɑ/
preposition: {{en-prep}}
  1. In the style or manner of.
    • 1971, The New York Times, Book review of Burning: [...] the flaming purification of Diane Johnson's Los Angeles a la Sodom and Gomorrah [...]
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (British, slang) pretentious.
  • aal , AAL

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