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English definition of “mode”


noun (FASHION)    /məʊd/ US  /moʊd/
be the mode formal ( especially of clothes ) to be fashionable at a particular time : Miniskirts were very much the mode in the 60s. → See also à la mode adjectiveFashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionableModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionable
(Definition of mode noun (FASHION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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