how to pronounce cue


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cue is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of cue in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… recall and if you can cue a recall of …”

meanings of cue


  1. An action or event that is a signal for somebody to do something.
  2. The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next actor to speak; any word or words which serve to remind an actor to speak or to do something; a catchword.
  3. The name of the Latin-script letter Q.
  4. A straight tapering stick used to hit the balls in various games.
  5. A hint or intimation.
  6. A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing and noted with a q (for Latin quadrans farthing) in the buttery books.
  7. The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
  8. Acronym of clear and unmistakable error; legal standard for appeal of a decision by a Board of Veterans Appeals in the United States.
  9. Humour; temper of mind.


  1. To give someone a cue signal.
  2. To take aim on the cue ball with the cue and hit it.
  3. To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
  4. To spark or provoke.


  1. A surname​.

cue frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cue occurs in english on average 4.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cue can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cue can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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