Cue - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kjuː|  American pronunciation of the word cue
Brit.  |kjuː|  British pronunciation of the word cue


- an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
- evidence that helps to solve a problem (syn: clew, clue)
- a stimulus that provides information about what to do
- sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards


- assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned (syn: prompt, remind)


Our success was the cue for other companies to press ahead with new investment.

I think that's my cue to explain why I'm here.

She stood nervously in the wings waiting for her cue.

The studio manager will cue you when it's your turn to come on.

Greg's arrival seemed to be the cue for everyone to get up and start dancing.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cue
he/she/it: cues
present participle: cueing
past tense: cued
past participle: cued
singular: cue
plural: cues
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