What is the difference between retinue and entourage? And while it is saliently vexing me as I type, what is the correct form for words as words. To illustrate, in the first question, is the best form italics, retinue, or quotation marks "retinue"?
My dictionary uses italics when printing a sentence using a certain word in question.
Entourage is used more commonly.
Today, I think is it used more often to describe the "hanger-oners" surrounding pop stars. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, always travels with an entourage.