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Definition of "cute" []

  • Delightfully pretty or dainty. (adjective)
  • Obviously contrived to charm; precious: "[He] mugs so ferociously he kills the humor—it's an insufferably cute performance” ( David Ansen). (adjective)
  • Shrewd; clever. (adjective)

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.

Use "cute" in a sentence
  • "The term 'cute' and 'tool' aren't often associated, but I can't think of a better way to describe this tiny screwdriver designed to look like a miniature tank hanging from your keyring."
  • "Along the same line up as their sisters Morning Musume, and Berryz Kubo, these group of adorable girls perfectly represent the definition of the term cute with their uniforms and infectious bubblegum pop music that the Hello!"
  • "Maybe because she made the word cute, and Juliet never made words cute."