Meaning of A LA CARTE in English

A LA CARTE

Variant: also a la carte

Pronunciation: ˌ ä-l ə - ' kärt, ˌ a-l ə -

Function: adverb or adjective

Etymology: French, by the bill of fare

Date: 1816

: according to a menu or list that prices each item separately

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