cortege cortege  /kɔr ˈtɛʒ/


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



  1. As the cortege proceeded through the streets of the capital, mourners waved and sometimes applauded in signs of deep respect and affection for Diana and those she leaves behind.
  2. At last the motor cortege pulled up, and when the American woman in a black leather coat appeared, a murmur ran through the watchers.
  3. All through the rainy afternoon a cortege of mock mourners shuffled past.



  1. "Out of respect for Frederiek Nolf, the riders will form a cortege throughout the stage," said Merckx.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Eddy Merckx Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Frankly I didn't expect Russians to open fire. I thought they clearly saw that this was an official cortege, this was a high delegation," Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said, speaking in English in comments broadcast on BBC World...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: Reuters India

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