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cortege

noun cor·tege \kȯr-ˈtezh, ˈkȯr-ˌ\

Simple Definition of cortege

  • : a line of people or cars moving slowly at a funeral

Full Definition of cortege

  1. 1 :  a train of attendants :  retinue

  2. 2 :  procession; especially :  a funeral procession

Examples of cortege

  1. <the movie star's cortege included her hair stylist, makeup artist, personal assistant, and press agent>

  2. <the funeral cortege of mourners stretched for three city blocks>



Variants of cortege

also cor·tège play \kȯr-ˈtezh, ˈkȯr-ˌ\

Origin of cortege

French cortège, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to court, from corte court, from Latin cohort-, cohors enclosure — more at court


First Known Use: 1648

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