Definition of "cue" []

  • Games A long tapered rod with a leather tip used to strike the cue ball in billiards and pool. (noun)
  • Games A long stick with a concave attachment at one end for shoving disks in shuffleboard. (noun)
  • A queue of hair. (noun)
  • A line of waiting people or vehicles; a queue. (noun)
  • Games To strike with a cue. (verb-transitive)
  • (in the theatre, films, music, etc) anything spoken or done that serves as a signal to an actor, musician, etc, to follow with specific lines or action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A signal or reminder to do something (noun)
  • The part of any sensory pattern that is identified as the signal for a response (noun)
  • The part, function, or action assigned to or expected of a person (noun)
  • To give a cue or cues to (an actor) (verb)
  • To signal (to something or somebody) at a specific moment in a musical or dramatic performance (verb)
  • To give information or a reminder to (someone) (verb)
  • To signal the commencement of filming, as with the word "Action!" (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cue" in a sentence
  • "ANGRY BROOMSTICK yeah the title cue is amazing and dark, but that's the whole point of the story."
  • "Keep workin 'those scales, baby; your cue is about to be called."
  • "The entire scheme is covered with a plush green roof that takes its cue from the surrounding countryside."