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consort 1

Syllabification: con·sort

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈkänsôrt/
1A wife, husband, or companion, in particular the spouse of a reigning monarch.
Example sentences
  • Apart from the reign of William III, consorts of monarchs have had no constitutional significance whatsoever.
  • He had lost a fine wife, an elegant consort, a selfless companion.
  • Queen Victoria, her consort Prince Albert and the Royal children lined a balcony of Hull's premier hotel and waved to the crowds of children below dutifully singing the National Anthem.
Synonyms
1.1A ship sailing in company with another.
Example sentences
  • The heavy guns of the besieged ship and her consort boomed out time and again with no luck while the smaller defensive guns were unable to pierce the heavy shields - when they managed to land a hit that is.
  • The first ship and its consorts attacked from the port stern and slightly below, and the second ship and its consorts attacked from the starboard bow and slightly above.
  • Tirpitz and her consorts had slipped northwards along the Norwegian coast, from where she and her consorts could wreak havoc on a convoy - or break out into the Atlantic to prowl with greater freedom.

verb

Pronunciation: /kənˈsôrt/
/ˈkänˌsôrt/
[no object] (consort with) Back to top  
1Habitually associate with (someone), typically with the disapproval of others: you chose to consort with the enemy
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  • Maybe he should have thought a little harder before consorting with the enemy.
  • My lovely and talented daughter is consorting with the enemy this year, so there should be some competition in the target-shooting and archery events.
  • And here was a man who knowingly consorted with the enemy.
Synonyms
associate, keep company, mix, go around, spend time, socialize, fraternize, have dealings
informal run around, hang around/out, be thick
1.1 (consort with/to) archaic Agree or be in harmony with.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a companion or colleague): via French from Latin consors 'sharing, partner', from con- 'together with' + sors, sort- 'lot, destiny'. The verb senses are probably influenced by similar senses (now obsolete) of the verb sort.

Words that rhyme with consort

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consort 2 Syllabification: con·sort
Pronunciation: /ˈkänsôrt/

noun

A small group of musicians performing together, typically playing instrumental music of the Renaissance period: a consort of viols
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  • Based in Amsterdam, The Fortuna Consort is an early music group exploring renaissance consort music in the form of recorder trio and lute.
  • Music specifically for viol consorts became increasingly sophisticated, with elaborate contrapuntal fantasias or ‘Fancies’.
  • They decided to explore renaissance consort music in the form of recorder trio with lute.

Origin

Late 16th century: earlier form of concert.

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