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

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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


CORTEGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cortege for English Language Learners

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



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