the finely ground and sifted meal of a blend of high-gluten hard wheat and low-gluten soft wheat, which can be used in most food recipes calling for flour
All-purpose flour comes in two basic forms — bleached and unbleached — that can be used interchangeably.
- All-singing all-dancing
adjective having every desirable feature possible: an all-singing all-dancing computer
- All-wheel drive
noun a system used in motor vehicles in which all four (or more) wheels are permanently connected to the source of power, in such a way that each wheel is able to rotate at a different speed See also four-wheel drive noun a vehicle transmission system that delivers power to all four wheels at the […]
- Alla breve
using the half note as the basic time unit; 2/2 time. Symbol: . Historical Examples Vogler then gave Beethoven a theme of three measures (the scale of C major, alla breve). The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer noun a musical time signature indicating two or four minims to […]
- Alla marcia
like a march; in the manner of a march.
- Alla prima
a painting technique in which a canvas is completed in one session, often having a thickly applied impasto. Historical Examples Quel che fa il pazzo all’ ultimo, lo fa il savio 40 alla prima—The wise man does that at first which the fool must do at last. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English […]