cortege

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noun cor·tege \kȯr-ˈtezh, ˈkȯr-ˌtezh\
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cortège

Definition of cortege

  1. 1 :  a train of attendants :  retinue

  2. 2 :  procession; especially :  a funeral procession

Examples of cortege in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


CORTEGE Defined for English Language Learners

cortege

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noun cor·tege \kȯr-ˈtezh, ˈkȯr-ˌtezh\

Definition of cortege for English Language Learners

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



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