Meaning of “cortege” in the English Dictionary

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"cortege" in British English

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cortegenoun [ C ]

uk /kɔːˈteʒ/ us /kɔːrˈteʒ/

Examples from literature

  • It was said that the Royal cortege approached. 
  • Presently the cortege started for the house, and here more stores of various kinds were loaded. 
  • There was a large military cortege, martial music, and infantry with reversed arms. 
  • They were conducted to their final resting place by a funeral cortege such as up to that time had never been equalled and since that time has here never been surpassed. 
  • When she carried out her husband she was by no means content to comply with the conventional custom and follow the funeral cortege with her hair down, beating her naked breast in sight of the onlookers! 

(Definition of “cortege” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cortege" in American English

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cortegenoun [ C ]

us /kɔˈteʒ/

a slowly moving line of people or cars at a funeral

(Definition of “cortege” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)