- 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
Example sentences from the Web for consort
He had consorted with idle and graceless companions, and made himself a reproach to the authorities of the college.Peter Binney|Archibald Marshall
A ship from the town of Boston consorted with "some Londoners" with the object of gaining slaves.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
Such men as Gleason, with whom he consorted, would soon get him into trouble.Marion's Faith.|Charles King
Doran held an acknowledged leadership over the men with whom he consorted, and the group willingly preserved silence.The Last Stroke|Lawrence L. Lynch
Obviously, he was better content to trust himself to our mercies than to the ruffians with whom he had consorted.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
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