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Cue

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Noun

1. cue

an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

2. clew, clue, cue

evidence that helps to solve a problem

3. cue, discriminative stimulus

a stimulus that provides information about what to do

4. cue, cue stick, pool cue, pool stick

sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards

Verb

5. cue, prompt, remind

assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Cue

see synonyms of cue
noun
1.  on cue
2. 
a signal or reminder to do something
3. psychology
the part of any sensory pattern that is identified as the signal for a response
4. 
the part, function, or action assigned to or expected of a person
verbWord forms: cues, cueing or cued
5. (transitive)
to give a cue or cues to (an actor)
6. (usually foll by in or into)
to signal (to something or somebody) at a specific moment in a musical or dramatic performance
to cue in a flourish of trumpets
7. (transitive)
to give information or a reminder to (someone)
8. (intransitive)
to signal the commencement of filming, as with the word "Action!"
noun
1. billiards, snooker
a long tapered shaft with a leather tip, used to drive the balls
2. 
hair caught at the back forming a tail or braid
3. US a variant spelling of queue
verbWord forms: cues, cueing or cued
4. 
to drive (a ball) with a cue
5. (transitive)
to twist or tie (the hair) into a cue

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Cue

see synonyms of cue
noun
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.  Rare
a. 
the role that one is assigned to play
b. 
a necessary course of action
6.  Archaic
frame of mind; mood; temperament
7.  Psychology
a secondary stimulus that guides behavior, often without entering consciousness
verb transitiveWord forms: cued, ˈcuing or ˈcueing
8. 
to give a cue to
noun
1. 
queue (sense 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
verb transitiveWord forms: cued, ˈcuing or ˈcueing
4. 
to braid (hair)
5. 
to strike (a cue ball) with a cue

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Cue

see synonyms of cue
n.
1. Games
a. A long tapered stick with a leather tip used to strike the cue ball in billiards and pool.
b. A long stick with a concave attachment at one end for shoving disks in shuffleboard.
2. Nonstandard Variant of queue.
tr.v. cued, cu·ing, cues
1. Games To strike (a ball) with a cue.
2. Nonstandard Variant of queue.
n.
1. A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event in a performance, such as an actor's speech or entrance, a change in lighting, or a sound effect.
2.
a. A reminder or prompting.
b. A hint or suggestion.
3. Music
a. An extract from the music for another part printed, usually in smaller notes, within a performer's part as a signal to enter after a long rest.
b. A gesture by a conductor signaling the entrance of a performer or part.
4. Psychology A stimulus, either consciously or unconsciously perceived, that elicits or signals a type of behavior.
5. Archaic One's assigned role or function.
6. Archaic A mood; a disposition.
tr.v. cued, cu·ing, cues
1. To give a cue to; signal or prompt.
2. To insert into the sequence of a performance: cued the lights for the monologue scene.
3. To position (an audio or video recording) in readiness for playing: cue up a record on the turntable.
n.
The letter q.

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