- 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.
- to accompany; espouse.
- to sound in harmony.
Origin of consort
OTHER WORDS FROM consortcon·sort·a·ble, adjectivecon·sort·er, nouncon·sor·tion, nounnon·con·sort·ing, adjective
Words nearby consort
How to use consort in a sentence
The grandson of Queen Elizabeth is “home,” as some put it, to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history, who died “peacefully” on Friday, at Windsor Castle, two month’s shy of his 100th birthday.Prince Harry returns to bury his grandfather — and, some hope, to heal rifts with the British royal family|Karla Adam, William Booth|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
As royal consort, Prince Philip had been at his wife’s side — actually two paces behind in public, as required by protocol — since she became the queen upon her father’s death in 1952.Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99|Adrian Higgins|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
Philip’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten—the closest to a real father he had—would later claim credit for putting the future queen together with her consort.
Antara was born in an ashram, where her mother served, for a time, as the leader’s consort.‘Burnt Sugar,’ a challenging Booker Prize finalist, is hard to take, but harder to shake off|Ron Charles|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
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.
Like Queen Rania, she has made education a priority of her work as royal consort.Why You’ve Never Heard of the World’s Best-Dressed Royal|Keli Goff|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The voice phenomenon produced by Lees was instantly recognisable as that of the late Consort.
A consort was found for him in the royal family of France; and her beauty and grace gave him a languid pleasure.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Quarrel in her presence he could not, nor add one jot to the burden which he felt sure she must bear as the consort of such a man.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
And presently I saw that our consort, the Dane, had slackened her speed, so that there was a mile of water between us astern.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Her establishment must also so far exceed that of a king or of a queen-consort, as being composed of ladies as well as gentlemen.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The Wasp, after her battle with the Avon, could not fight two more, so she sailed away and left them to attend to their consort.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
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