- a group of instrumentalists and singers who perform music, especially old music.
- a group of instruments of the same family, as viols, played in concert.
- company or association.
- harmony of sounds.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to accompany; espouse.
- to sound in harmony.
Origin of consort
Examples from the Web for consort
It was designed, with help from an architect and builder, by her consort Prince Albert.
Once in her stride, she turned her Moomin books into masterpieces of word in consort with image.
Jan continued to come and go as he pleased at FOB Delhi, free to carry weapons and to consort with his “tea boys.”Why Was Firefighter-Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler Betrayed?|Michael Daly|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Put simply, the 91-year-old consort of the monarch is not looking well.
Like his Swedish counterpart, he is said to have a roving eye, which has not gone down well with Sofia, his Greek-born consort.
The Court was pure; the persons of the Sovereign and her Consort profoundly respected.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)|Charles C. F. Greville
The Hartford and her consort alone reached this final trial, and were by it nearly involved in the common disaster.The Gulf and Inland Waters|A. T. Mahan
Truly she would then in all reason be falsely called Justice, were she to consort with a man all-daring in his soul.
Why have we no picture of the Sovereign and her august consort from Smee's brush?The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
Of Tammuz, the popular myth related that it was Ishtar, represented as his consort, who carried him off.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
British Dictionary definitions for consort
- a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
- (as modifier)consort music
- companionship or association
- agreement or accord
Word Origin for consort
Word Origin and History for consort (1 of 2)
early 15c., "partner," from Middle French consort "colleague, partner, wife" (14c., Old French consorte), from Latin consortem (nominative consors) "partner, comrade; wife, brother, sister," noun use of adjective meaning "having the same lot, of the same fortune," from com- "with" (see com-) + sors "a share, lot" (see sort (n.)). Sense of "husband or wife" ("partner in marriage") is 1630s in English.