- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsɔ.ti/, /sɔˈti/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔɹ.ti/, /sɔɹˈti/
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sortie (plural sorties)
- (military) An attack made by troops from a besieged position.
- (military) An operational flight carried out by a single military aircraft.
- Russia said it carried out 55 sorties in the last 24 hours.
- 2019, Jeff Foust, “NASA’s Lunar Space Station Is a Great/Terrible Idea,” IEEE Spectrum:
- Finally, the astronauts will descend to the lunar surface. After their sortie on the moon, they’ll return to the orbital station
- (figuratively, sports) An attacking move
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- (an offensive military mission): scramble
Feminine past participle of sortir; from Latin sortīrī, present active infinitive of sortior (“cast lots, divide, receive”), possibly influenced by a derivative of surgō (“get up, arise”). Compare Italian sortire (“produce”).
sortie f (plural sorties)
- exit, way out
- Antonym: entrée
- act of exiting
- end; final part of
- release (of a film, book, album etc)
- (school) outing, trip (lasting no longer than a day)
- (military) leave, sally, sortie
- (electronics) output, connector
- Synonym: prise
The meaning "end, release" is used of things such as school, theater etc. where a literal "exit" also occurs.
- “sortie” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).