an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
clue, clew, cue(noun)
evidence that helps to solve a problem
discriminative stimulus, cue(noun)
a stimulus that provides information about what to do
cue, cue stick, pool cue, pool stick(verb)
sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards
prompt, remind, cue(verb)
assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
the tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue
the last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next succeeding player to speak; any word or words which serve to remind a player to speak or to do something; a catchword
a hint or intimation
the part one has to perform in, or as in, a play
humor; temper of mind
a straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards
to form into a cue; to braid; to twist
a small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing
Origin: [From q, an abbreviation for quadrans a farthing.]
A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. It is generally associated with theatre and the film industry. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kū, n. the last words of an actor's speech serving as a hint to the next speaker: any hint: the part one has to play. [Acc. to some from Fr. queue, tail, as the ending words of the last speech; in 17th cent. written Q, and derived from L. quando, 'when,' i.e. when the actor was to begin.]
kū, n. a twist of hair at the back of the head: a rod used in playing billiards.—v.t. of the hair, to form in a cue. [Fr. queue—L. cauda, a tail.]
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A piece of equipment created and designed to hit a cue ball in pool, snooker or other games played on a billard- table.
Cues can be made from wood or other forms of suitable material e.g. graphite.
What does CUE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the CUE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
ecu, écu, UCE
The numerical value of Cue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Cue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She's one of the only giraffes at the Dallas Zoo who can stick her long tongue out on cue!
She's one of the only giraffes at the Dallas Zoo who can stick her long tongue out on cue.
I gave them the cue to get the heck out of there, and, boy, they did that! Quick, like rabbits.
We'll follow their cue and direction as they decide to go up to 14, or not, through the end of the decade.
We are going to start to get into earnings season and that is going to begin to be the bigger cue for this market.
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Translations for Cue
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- намек, щека, загатванеBulgarian
- tacCatalan, Valencian
- podnět, kvé, tágo, signál, narážkaCzech
- Billardstock, QueueGerman
- señal, cu, tacoSpanish
- علامت دادنPersian
- merkki, guu, biljardikeppi, kuu, kööFinnish
- diriger, queue de billard, queueFrench
- maidjey billiardManx
- kú, dákóHungarian
- կիյ, խաղաձողArmenian
- markorð, stikkorð, kú, kjuðiIcelandic
- segnale, steccaItalian
- ку, такMacedonian
- quê, taco, sinalPortuguese
- ку, кью, кий, сигнал, намёкRussian
- znamenie, signál, podnet, tágoSlovak
- kö, biljardköSwedish
- quy, cu, quờVietnamese
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