Definition of Cortege

1. Noun. A funeral procession.

Generic synonyms: Procession



2. Noun. The group following and attending to some important person.
Exact synonyms: Entourage, Retinue, Suite
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Terms within: Bodyguard
Specialized synonyms: Court, Royal Court

Definition of Cortege

1. Noun. A ceremonial procession, especially for a wedding or funeral or following a king. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of cortege) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cortege

1. a retinue [n -S] - See also: retinue

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cortege

corsetmaker
corsetmakers
corsetmaking
corsetries
corsetry
corsets
corsive
corsives
corslet
corslets
corsned
corsneds
corso
corsos
cortactin
cortege (current term)
corteges
corten
cortex
cortex cerebelli
cortex cerebri
cortex glandulae suprarenalis
cortex lentis
cortex nodi lymphatici
cortex of hair shaft
cortex of lens
cortex of lymph node
cortex of ovary
cortex of thymus
cortex ovarii

Literary usage of Cortege

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Henry Clay by Henry Clay (1863)
"The funeral cortege appointed by the Senate of the United States, to accompany the ... The next morning the cortege, with their charge, took the cars for ..."

2. Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835 & 1836: Including a by Charles Augustus Murray (1839)
"Our cortege.—The Road.— Aspect of the Country. — Changes of Soil. ... Our cortege is worthy of record : it consisted of a volante, to which three mules were ..."

3. Constantinople, Old and New by Harrison Griswold Dwight (1915)
"... and the imperial cortege poured from the palace gate — a mob Drawn by E M. Ashc The imperial cortege poured from the palace gate of uniforms and ..."

4. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1877)
"Prompt and vigorous pursuit. — Success. — Booth's death. — Trial and execution of conspirators. — Universal mourning. — Funeral cortege and incidents. ..."

5. The History of the Restoration of Monarchy in France by Alphonse de Lamartine (1872)
"... Talleyrand—Declaration from St. Ouen—Entrance of Louis XVIII. into Paris—His cortege—He goes to the Cathedral —His arrival at the Tuileries—He appoints ..."

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