Definition of cue


  • an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech.
  • evidence that helps to solve a problem. Synonyms: clew, clue.
  • a stimulus that provides information about what to do. Synonyms: discriminative stimulus.
  • sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards. Synonyms: cue stick, pool cue, pool stick.


  • assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned. Synonyms: prompt, remind.

Related words

mark, prompt, prompting, sign.

Words nearby cue

ce, clue, coue, cse, cu, cub, cube, cud, cuke, cul, cum, cup, cur, cure, cut, cute, due, hue, rue, sue, yue.

Rhymes with cue

accrue, adieu, ado, anew, anew, askew, babu, baku, ballyhoo, bamboo, bleu, blue, boo, brew, canoe, cebu, chew, chou, clue, construe.

Start with cue

cues, cuestas, cueing, cued, cuesta.

End with cue

miscue, fescue, rescue, barbecue, curlicue, curlycue.

More information about cue

cue unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • cue is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • cue is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • cue is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 7 points
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