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cue



cue [cue cues cued cueing cuing] noun, verb BrE [kjuː] NAmE [kjuː]
noun
1. an action or event that is a signal for sb to do sth
~ (for sth) Jon's arrival was a cue for more champagne.
~ (to do sth) I think that's my cue to explain why I'm here.
2. a few words or an action in a play that is a signal for another actor to do sth
She stood in the wings and waited for her cue to go on.
3. a long wooden stick with a leather tip, used for hitting the ball in the games of ↑billiards, ↑pool and ↑snooker

Word Origin:
n. senses 1 to 2 and v. mid 16th cent.n. sense 3 mid 18th cent. ↑queue

Example Bank:
Her husband took his cue, and said that it was time for them to leave.
I can't just cry on cue!
She had not yet been given the cue to go on to the stage.
They all took their cue from their leader.
This remark provided the cue for the crowd to start jeering.
This was the cue for him to come into the room.
I think that's my cue to explain why I'm here.
Jon's arrival was a cue for more champagne.
Idioms:on cue take your cue from somebody
 
verb (cue·ing, cued, cued)~ sb
to give sb a signal so they know when to start doing sth
Can you cue me when you want me to begin speaking?
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
n. senses 1 to 2 and v. mid 16th cent.n. sense 3 mid 18th cent. ↑queue
 

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