noun, plural a·lae [ey-lee]. /ˈeɪ li/.
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or a la
- prepared in the manner of, to the taste of, or by: chicken à la provençale.
- prepared with the ingredient of.
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Example sentences from the Web for ala
At'ala, the name of a novel by François Auguste Chateaubriand.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
They passed Roveredo; they drew near to Ala, the last village in the Emperor's territories.Clementina|A.E.W. Mason
The people endeavored to kill the prize, but without success till Aiai came and threw three ala stones at it and killed it.Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various
A Chala (or ala) means one who is born of a Brahman woman by a dra husband, such a union being an abomination.The Basis of Morality|Arthur Schopenhauer
But how has it come about that the fairy “Ala” has gained such headway in this island of ours?Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for ala (1 of 3)
noun plural alae (ˈeɪliː)
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n. pl. a•lae (ā′lē)
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Idioms and Phrases with ala
Like, in the manner of, as in He hoped to break all records, à la Babe Ruth. This expression, an abbreviation of the French à la mode de (for “in the manner of”), has been used in English since the late 1500s.