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“à la carte” in British English

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à la carteadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˌælə ˈkɑːt/ us /ˌɑː lə ˈkɑːrt/

(Definition of “à la carte” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“à la carte” in American English

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à la carteadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˌɑ lə ˈkɑrt, ˌæl·ə-/

choosing separate foods in a restaurant rather than having a complete meal:

You get more choices if you order à la carte.

(Definition of “à la carte” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)