cue


cue
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cue [1] NOUN 1) a signal to an actor to enter or to begin their speech or performance. 2) a signal or prompt for action. 3) a facility for playing through an audio or video recording very rapidly until a desired starting point is reached.
VERB (cues, cued, cueing or cuing) 1) give a cue to or for. 2) set a piece of audio or video equipment in readiness to play (a particular part of a recording).
on cue — Cf. ↑on cue
ORIGIN of unknown origin.
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cue [2] NOUN a long tapering wooden rod for striking the ball in snooker, billiards, etc.
VERB (cues, cued, cueing or cuing) use a cue to strike the ball.
ORIGIN originally meaning 'long plait or pigtail' : variant of QUEUE(Cf. ↑queue).

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