cortege

noun
cor·tege | \kȯr-ˈtezh, ˈkȯr-ˌtezh\
variants: or less commonly cortège

Definition of cortege 

1 : a train of attendants : retinue

2 : procession especially : a funeral procession

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of cortege in a Sentence

the movie star's cortege included her hair stylist, makeup artist, personal assistant, and press agent the funeral cortege of mourners stretched for three city blocks

Recent Examples on the Web

Paris was brought to a standstill as hundreds of thousands turned out to gain a glimpse of the funeral cortege, which was followed by hundreds of bikers in homage to his passion for Harley Davidsons. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tribute artists to bring ‘authentic’ Elvis experience to Humble," 3 July 2018 Paris was brought to a standstill as hundreds of thousands turned out to gain a glimpse of the funeral cortege, which was followed by hundreds of bikers in homage to his passion for Harley Davidsons. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tribute artists to bring ‘authentic’ Elvis experience to Humble," 3 July 2018 Paris was brought to a standstill as hundreds of thousands turned out to gain a glimpse of the funeral cortege, which was followed by hundreds of bikers in homage to his passion for Harley Davidsons. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tribute artists to bring ‘authentic’ Elvis experience to Humble," 3 July 2018 The festival includes children’s performances, a cortege of gondolas, violin and viola performances and opera scenes. Sandra Dibble, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tijuana festival offers open-air opera performances," 10 July 2018 Paris was brought to a standstill as hundreds of thousands turned out to gain a glimpse of the funeral cortege, which was followed by hundreds of bikers in homage to his passion for Harley Davidsons. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tribute artists to bring ‘authentic’ Elvis experience to Humble," 3 July 2018 The cortege, under military escort, rolled through the streets to the beat of drums as a throng watched. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, "Overlooked No More: The Russian Icon Who Was Hanged for Killing a Czar," 30 May 2018 Paris was brought to a standstill as hundreds of thousands turned out to gain a glimpse of the funeral cortege, which was followed by hundreds of bikers in homage to his passion for Harley Davidsons. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tribute artists to bring ‘authentic’ Elvis experience to Humble," 3 July 2018 Participants are asked to arrive by 2:00 p.m and assemble in funeral cortege lane #5. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 6/10," 10 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cortege.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cortege

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cortege

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cortege

Dictionary Entries near cortege

corso

Cortaderia

corte

cortege

Cortés

cortex

cortez

Statistics for cortege

Last Updated

5 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cortege

The first known use of cortege was in 1648

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cortege

cortege

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cortege

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on cortege

What made you want to look up cortege? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!