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Definition of "cortege" [cortege]

  • A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue. (noun)
  • A ceremonial procession. (noun)
  • A funeral procession. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cortege" in a sentence
  • "Thousands of people have turned out in this town, including sobbing family members, policemen, and other loved ones who have come here to show their respects with flower bouquets and, in fact, in front of the cortege is a cousin of the man who died, who is sobbing and caressing his picture."
  • "The cortege was a long one, mostly made up of the dead man's fellow Gephyriots."
  • "The flashes of lightning showed that the cortege was the object of a most determined attack, which sought to make its way to the palanquin of the princess."