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1cue/ˈkjuː/noun
pluralcues
1cue
/ˈkjuː/
noun
pluralcues
Learner's definition of CUE  
[count]
: a word, phrase, or action in a play, movie, etc., that is a signal for a performer to say or do something
: a sign that tells a person to do something
: something that indicates the nature of what you are seeing, hearing, etc.

on cue

◊ When something happens (right) on cue or as if on cue, it happens at the exact moment you would expect it to.

take a/your cue from

: to do what is done or suggested by (someone or something)
— compare 3cue
2cue/ˈkjuː/verb
cuescuedcuing
2cue
/ˈkjuː/
verb
cuescuedcuing
Learner's definition of CUE  
[+ object]
: to give (someone) a signal to do something during a performance
3cue/ˈkjuː/noun
pluralcues
3cue
/ˈkjuː/
noun
pluralcues
Learner's definition of CUE  
[count]
: a long, thin stick that is used in playing pool, billiards, and snooker
— compare 1cue
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