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English definition of “à la carte”

à la carte

adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˌæl.əˈkɑːt/ US  /-ˈkɑːrt/
If you eat à la carte, you choose each dish from a separate list instead of eating a fixed combination of dishes at a fixed price: You get more choice if you eat à la carte/from the à la carte menu. → Compare table d'hôteForeign words and phrases used in EnglishMeals and parts of mealsRestaurants and cafes
(Definition of à la carte adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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