Cue meaning

kyo͝o
Anything serving as a signal to do something.
noun
11
4
The letter q.
noun
8
6
The definition of a cue is a signal to a person to do something.

An example of cue is a word in a play telling an actor when to come on stage.

An example of cue is a girlfriend hinting to her boyfriend that she'd like to get married.

noun
8
7
(games) A long tapered stick with a leather tip used to strike the cue ball in billiards and pool.
noun
5
2
To give a cue to.
verb
5
4
Advertisement
To give a cue to; signal or prompt.
verb
2
0
An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
noun
1
0
(psychology) A stimulus, either consciously or unconsciously perceived, that elicits or signals a type of behavior.
noun
1
1
To insert into the sequence of a performance.

Cued the lights for the monologue scene.

verb
0
0
To position (an audio or video recording) in readiness for playing.

Cue up a record on the turntable.

verb
0
0
Advertisement
A bit of dialogue, action, or music that is a signal for an actor's entrance or speech, or for the working of curtains, lights, sound effects, etc.
noun
0
0
An indirect suggestion; hint.
noun
0
0
(archaic) Frame of mind; mood; temperament.
noun
0
0
(psychol.) A secondary stimulus that guides behavior, often without entering consciousness.
noun
0
0
To ready (a recording) to play back from a certain point.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
noun
0
0
A long, tapering, tipped rod used in billiards and pool to strike the cue ball.
noun
0
0
A long, shovel-like stick used in shuffleboard to push the disks.
noun
0
0
To braid (hair)
verb
0
0
To strike (a cue ball) with a cue.
verb
0
0
Advertisement
(psychology) A stimulus, either consciously or unconsciously perceived, that elicits or signals a type of behavior.
noun
0
0
The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next actor to speak; any word or words which serve to remind an actor to speak or to do something; a catchword.
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
The name of the Latin-script letter Q/q.
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
Advertisement
To give someone a cue signal.

Cue the cameraman, and action!

verb
0
0
(sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in various games.
noun
0
0
(sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To take aim on the cue ball with the cue and hit it.
verb
0
0
To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
verb
0
0
(law) Clear and Unmistakable Error; legal standard for appeal of a decision by a Board of Veterans Appeals in the United States.
acronym
0
0
Advertisement
(games) A long stick with a concave attachment at one end for shoving disks in shuffleboard.
noun
0
1
(games) To strike (a ball) with a cue.
verb
0
1
A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event in a performance, such as an actor's speech or entrance, a change in lighting, or a sound effect.
noun
0
1
(archaic) One's assigned role or function.
noun
0
1
(archaic) A mood; a disposition.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
(music) A gesture or written device used to signal the entry of one or more instrumentalists or vocalists.
noun
0
1
Cue is defined as a long handled rod with a tip that is used to shoot the ball when playing billiards.

An example of cue is what a person would use to hit a ball when playing pool.

noun
0
2
cue in
  • to add (dialogue, music, etc.) at a particular point in a script
idiom
0
0
on cue
  • in response to a cue
  • at a fitting or opportune moment
idiom
0
0
take one's cue from
  • to follow the advice, example, etc. of
idiom
0
0
Advertisement

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

cue in
take one's cue from

Origin of cue

  • French queue tail, billiards cue (in the latter sense perhaps originally referring to the narrow leather-tipped end, or “tail,” of the cue) queue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from q, qu abbreviation of Latin quandō when used for actors' copies of plays kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the letter Q, abbreviation of Latin quando (“when”), marked on actor's play copy where they were to begin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of queue

    From Wiktionary