Definition of 'cue'
Video: pronunciation of 'cue'
Example sentences containing 'cue'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
So why did the emperor of the unexpected elect to give the cue away? Times, Sunday Times (2006) People take their cues about whether to respect a leader from the leader himself. Christianity Today (2000)That can only be a cue for one man. The Sun (2009) Take a cue from your other half and mirror her style. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her behaviour should give you important cues. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has all the right cues for young people. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Cue panic and people calling an ambulance. The Sun (2012)The cast stand about awkwardly, dropping props and cues left and right. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cue another scribbled diagram: she evidently does her research. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One way of finding a good flavour match is to take your cue from the other ingredients that cheese is often served with. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Right on cue for the Chelsea flower show the weather is set to blossom in the coming week. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I asked how he could still pick up his musical cues. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I would request another or cue option and hopefully an apology for this very poor advice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Play was held up for 20 minutes amid accusations he picked off the tip of his cue as he struggled for form. The Sun (2006)Cue one of you spending an hour after dinner composing a grumpy email to the restaurant, while the other takes the bin out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One takes one 's cue from them, surely. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'cue'
In Common Usage. cue is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'cue'
British English: cue /kjuː/ NOUN
A cue is something said or done by a performer that is a signal for another performer to begin speaking or to begin doing something.
He never missed a cue.
- American English: cue
- Arabic: إِشَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: dica
- Chinese: 提示
- Croatian: znak
- Czech: narážka na divadle
- Danish: stikord
- Dutch: seintje
- European Spanish: pie
- Finnish: aloitusmerkki
- French: signal théâtre
- German: Einsatzzeichen
- Greek: ατάκα
- Italian: battuta d'entrata
- Japanese: キュー
- Korean: 신호
- Norwegian: vink
- Polish: sygnał do rozpoczęcia
- European Portuguese: dica
- Romanian: replicăale unui actor
- Russian: реплика
- Spanish: indicación
- Swedish: stickreplik
- Thai: การเตือน
- Turkish: replik
- Ukrainian: натяк
- Vietnamese: sự ra hiệu
British English: cue VERB
If one performer cues another, they say or do something which is a signal for the second performer to begin speaking, playing, or doing something.
He read the scene, with the director cueing him.
Definition of cue from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.