Part of speech: noun

A train of attendants.

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Usage examples "cortege":

  1. With a wave of the hand, Gabriel Druse ordered the cortege forward, and silently the procession with its yellow banners and its sable, drooping plumes moved on. - "The World For Sale, Volume 2.", Gilbert Parker.
  2. On reaching the bank of the Nile the funeral cortege proceeded to embark. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
  3. Big Otter placed himself in front of the cortege to beat the track. - "The Big Otter", R.M. Ballantyne.