- cuecue1 [kyo͞o]n.[< q, Q, used in plays in 16th & 17th c. to indicate actors' entrances; prob. abbrev. of some L word (as quando, when, qualis, in what manner)]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 vocalists3. anything serving as a signal to do something4. an indirect suggestion; hint5. Now Rarea) the role that one is assigned to playb) a necessary course of action6. Archaic frame of mind; mood; temperament7. Psychol. a secondary stimulus that guides behavior, often without entering consciousnessvt.cued, cuing or cueingto give a cue to——————☆ cue into add (dialogue, music, etc.) at a particular point in a scriptcue2 [kyo͞o]n.[var. of QUEUE]1. QUEUE (n. 1)2. a long, tapering, tipped rod used in billiards and pool to strike the cue ball3. a long, shovel-like stick used in shuffleboard to push the disksvt.cued, cuing or cueing1. to braid (hair)2. to strike (a cue ball) with a cue
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.