Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Cue or CUE may refer to:
A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. It is generally associated with theatre and the film industry. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change.
Anders Melander was a composer working for the Swedish TV and a theatre director at Angeredsteatern. He was also much earlier a member in the progg band Nationalteatern. Niklas Hjulström on the other hand was an actor. The two had cooperated before working on a song and Anders knew Hjulström was a skilled singer. So when Anders needed a singer to sing "Burnin'", a song composed by him for the Swedish TV series "Glappet", he asked Hjulström and they formed together a band called Cue.
Although not strictly intended for release as a hit, just usage for the TV series, the song gained popularity and upon release as the first single for Cue, it hit the Swedish charts at #1 for 4 weeks (14 November to 12 December 1997. It eventually sold 90,000 copies making it one of the most successful singles in the 1990s in Sweden. It also reached #4 in Norway and #9 in Finland.
When Hjulström's work at Angeredsteatern ended, it was an opportune time for the duo to release in 2000 their first album Cue and a second single from the album entitled "Crazy".
A second album followed in 2006 entitled Guide in Blue where both Anders Melander and Niklas Hjulström wrote songs.
Eventually Cue became more of a Hjulström solo project besides his new work as director and art leader at the theatre Folkteatern.
Cue is a clothing store that was established in 1968. Its first store opened in the Strand Arcade, Sydney, Australia. Cue predominantly sells modern fashion from London and exclusive prints.
Cue (search engine)
Cue (formerly Greplin) was a website and app that pulled information from online accounts to present an overview of a user's day. The company was founded by Daniel Gross and Robby Walker.
To cue audio is to determine the desired initial playback point in a piece of recorded music. It is technique used often used radio broadcasting and DJing. DJs typically find the desired start place on a record, tape, CD, or other medium by listening to the recording with headphones and manipulating the turntable or other playback controls. DJs use headphones to cue up the start point; this means that the audience cannot hear the playback until the DJ wants them to. Once the recording is cued up to the desired start point, the DJ can then commence the playback of the recording at the desired moment. The goal of cueing is to avoid "dead air", that is, silence.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cue \Cue\, v. t. To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
Cue \Cue\, n. [From q, an abbreviation for quadrans a farthing.] A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing. [Obs.]
Note: The term was formerly current in the English
universities, the letter q being the mark in the
buttery books to denote such a portion.
Hast thou worn
Gowns in the university, tossed logic,
Sucked philosophy, eat cues?
--Old Play. [1913 Webster] ||
Cue \Cue\ (k[=u]), n. [ OF. coue, coe, F. queue, fr. L. coda, cauda, tail. Cf. Caudal, Coward, Queue.]
The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.
The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next succeeding player to speak; any word or words which serve to remind a player to speak or to do something; a catchword.
When my cue comes, call me, and I will answer.
A hint or intimation.
Give them [the servants] their cue to attend in two lines as he leaves the house.
The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.
Were it my cueto fight, I should have known it Without a prompter.
Humor; temper of mind. [Colloq.]
A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.
n. an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
a stimulus that provides information about what to do [syn: discriminative stimulus]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1928, from cue (n.1). Related: Cued, cueing.
"stage direction," 1550s, from Q, which was used 16c., 17c. in stage plays to indicate actors' entrances, probably as an abbreviation of Latin quando "when" (see quandary) or a similar Latin adverb. Shakespeare's printed texts have it as both Q and cue.
"billiard stick," 1749, variant of queue (n.). Cue ball first recorded 1881.
acr. (context legal English) clear and unmistakable error; legal standard for appeal of a decision by a Board of Veterans Appeals in the United States.
Usage examples of "cue".
April gambolled in like a lamb this year, and taking a cue from his sprightly kick-up-your-heels mood, the Spring season was all aflutter with the gay bustle of arrivals and departures.
However, I mustered up sufficient strength to follow her cue, but I could not help thinking that if she had really loved me she would not have found it possible to pass thus from love to mere friendship.
For the first time in weeks, Anna shows up for ballet, cueing recorded music as Lindsay and four others swoop out as fireflies, then laughing as they leap and wings pop and molt onto the floor.
Wix she took a fresh cue, emulating her governess and bridging over the interval with the simple expectation of trust.
The excerpt that follows is an interesting example of how the lack of ftf cues can make it difficult to tell whether someone is intending humor or irony, and when they are being honest or sly.
I could hardly believe what I was hearing or that Semery could have given such a faultless cue for his own public castigation.
The Christmas program came off with the usual cases of stage fright, flubbed lines, and missed cues.
Montjean took up the cue, describing her business with a glibness that had a quality of rote.
The hacendado was sorting through the cues where they stood in and out of a mahogany rack in the corner.
He broke the balls and they played straight pool and the hacendado beat him easily, walking about the table and chalking his cue with a deft rotary motion and announcing the shots in spanish.
The hacendado bent and sighted and banked the fourball the length of the table and stood and chalked his cue.
The ribbon, as if on cue, moved over to the bottom of one of the helical slides.
It was a simple form of the Kax Karot, which begins with couples, then develops into a line dance with all the young people leaping into the air on cue, the men with their arms around the waists of the women on each side, leaping as high as they can, making the women cry out for fear of losing their balance.
Harding leant across and fast-forwarded the rest of the tape on cue and review.
For perhaps a full second neither of the women spoke and then, for all the world as if they responded to some inaudible cue, Chloris and Madame Lisse were extremely gracious to each other.