There are 2 main translations of cue in Spanish:

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cue 1

American English: /kju/
British English: /kjuː/

noun

  • 1.1 (Music) that's your cue to show what you can do
    ese es el momento de demostrar de lo que eres capaz
    to give somebody her/his cue
    darle el pie a alguien
    to miss one's cue
    no salir a escena en el momento debido
    the police walked in, right on cue
    la policía entró en el momento justo
    to take one's cue from somebody
    seguir el ejemplo de alguien
    (before noun) (word/phrase)
    1.2 (Psychology)

transitive verb cues, cuing, cued

  • (actor)
    darle el pie a
    (musician)
    darle la entrada a
    cue camera one!
    ¡cámara uno, acción!
    Example sentences
    • A tinny soundtrack is used to cue the arrival of dramatic tension - a job that is better left to performers.
    • It cues our hate to keep us watching, like a bullfighter taunting a bull: waving red to draw our attention and anger.
    • So it cues you that something's around and you try and contain that.

Phrasal verbs

cue in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(musician)
darle entrada a
(actor)
darle el pie a

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cue 2
American English: /kju/
British English: /kjuː/

noun

transitive verb cues, cuing, cued

  • (in snooker, billiards)
    (ball)
    Example sentences
    • ‘I missed a few easy balls today but I am cueing brilliantly,’ he said.
    • But I started cueing well and Alan couldn't put me away,’ he said.
    • It gives me time get back to the way I was cueing before Sheffield.

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