- 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.
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Origin of consort
OTHER WORDS FROM consortcon·sort·a·ble, adjectivecon·sort·er, nouncon·sor·tion, nounnon·con·sort·ing, adjective
How to use consort in a sentence
On the contrary, all regional and world powers consorted with the Suharto regime.Former East Timor President José Ramos-Horta’s Advice For Syrian Rebels|José Ramos-Horta|July 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The attitude in which I was, my hands clasped round my knees, consorted with sardonic merriment.Jaffery|William J. Locke
I have lived long upon the earth and have consorted with many men; thus I have learned to judge of character and disposition.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
He spent the time from spring to autumn of 1825 in London, where he consorted amicably with all the artists of the day.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Among our dogs there were several groups whose members always consorted together.
The adults consorted in groups of from eight to ten, packed closely and fast asleep.
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