noun cor·tege \kr-ˈtezh, ˈkr-ˌ\

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

Full Definition of CORTEGE

:  a train of attendants :  retinue
:  procession; especially :  a funeral procession

Variants of CORTEGE

cor·tege also cor·tège \kr-ˈtezh, ˈkr-ˌ\

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>

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

Rhymes with CORTEGE


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