- 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 consorting
Salaka Gikai, 25, was accused of consorting with a married man and sentenced to receive 100 lashes.Women in Timbuktu Were Singled Out During al Qaeda Occupation|The Telegraph|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Inside the Obama administration, he suffered for consorting too much with reporters.
Von Ritz would hardly be consorting with the fo'castle men who frequent the water front below Brooklyn Bridge.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
He was bashful and retiring, shunning the busy throngs of men, and consorting only with those who needed his assistance.
"Consorting with members of the Peerage," said Addie airily.For the Sake of the School|Angela Brazil
In this way they fulfill their boast of consorting with all men in "harmony and fragrance."Bahaism and Its Claims|Samuel Graham Wilson
There's a great deal to gain by consorting with your nobles, and you did so well with your fine Count you were so taken with!The Middle Class Gentleman|Moliere
British Dictionary definitions for consorting
- 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 consorting (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.