Definition of


  1. (noun, group) the group following and attending to some important person
  2. (noun, group) a funeral procession

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Synonyms of Cortege

entourage, retinue, suite

Alternate forms of Cortege

Hyponyms: court, royal court

Hypernyms: assemblage, gathering, procession

Origin of the word Cortege

  1. 1649, "train of attendants," from Fr. cort?ge (16c.), from It. corteggio "retinue," from corte "court," from L. cohortem (see court). more

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