cue


cue
cue
cue1 [kyo͞o]
n.
[< q, Q, used in plays in 16th & 17th c. to indicate actors' entrances; prob. abbrev. of some L word (as quando, when, qualis, in what manner)]
1. a bit of dialogue, action, or music that is a signal for an actor's entrance or speech, or for the working of curtains, lights, sound effects, etc.
2. Music a gesture or written device used to signal the entry of one or more instrumentalists or vocalists
3. anything serving as a signal to do something
4. an indirect suggestion; hint
5. Now Rare
a) the role that one is assigned to play
b) a necessary course of action
6. Archaic frame of mind; mood; temperament
7. Psychol. a secondary stimulus that guides behavior, often without entering consciousness
vt.
cued, cuing or cueing
to give a cue to
——————
☆ cue in
to add (dialogue, music, etc.) at a particular point in a script
cue2 [kyo͞o]
n.
[var. of QUEUE]
1. QUEUE (n. 1)
2. a long, tapering, tipped rod used in billiards and pool to strike the cue ball
3. a long, shovel-like stick used in shuffleboard to push the disks
vt.
cued, cuing or cueing
1. to braid (hair)
2. to strike (a cue ball) with a cue

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