- a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance；a signal for action
- give a cue to or for；act as a prompt or reminder
verb: cue, 3rd person present: cues, gerund or present participle: cueing, past tense: cued, past participle: cued
noun: cue, plural noun: cues
- 1. a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais
- ▪ a signal for action his success was the cue for the rest of Fleet Street to forge ahead
- ▪ a circumstance or piece of information which aids the memory in retrieving details not recalled spontaneously.
- ▪ a feature of something perceived that is used in the brain's interpretation of the perception expectancy is communicated both by auditory and visual cues
- ▪ a hint or indication about how to behave in particular circumstances my teacher joked about such attitudes and I followed her cue
- 2. a facility for playing through an audio or video recording very rapidly until a desired starting point is reached.
- 1. give a cue to or for Ros and Guil, cued by Hamlet, also bow deeply
- ▪ act as a prompt or reminder have a list of needs and questions on paper to cue you
- 2. set a piece of audio or video equipment in readiness to play (a particular part of the recorded material) there was a pause while she cued up the next tape