cue

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cue(
kyu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (theater)
a. la entrada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She missed her cue, so the actors on stage had to ad-lib.Perdió su entrada, así que los actores que estaban en el escenario tuvieron que improvisar.
b. el pie
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When she says, "whoever shall save me?," that's your cue to enter.Cuando ella dice "¿quién me salvará?," ese es tu pie para salir.
2. (music)
a. la entrada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The band waited for the cue from the singer.La banda esperó la entrada del cantante.
3. (billiards)
a. el taco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He picked up the cue and lined up the cue ball with the eight ball.Agarró el taco y alineó la bola jugadora con la bola negra.
4. (signal)
a. la señal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not very good at decoding non-verbal cues when someone is lying.No soy buena para decodificar las señales no verbales de alquien que miente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to give an actor his line)
a. darle el pie (theater)
The thunder clap cues you to say "run for your lives!"El trueno te da el pie para que digas "¡sálvese quien pueda!"
6. (to signal)
a. darle la entrada a (music)
The conductor cued the rest of the orchestra to play the next passage.El conductor le dio la entrada al resto de la orquesta para que tocara el siguiente pasaje.
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cue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in billiards, pool)
a. el taco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
cue ballbola jugadora
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cue [kjuː]
noun
1 (Billiards) taco (m)
2 (Teat) (verbal, by signal) pie (m); entrada (f); (Mús) (by signal) entrada (f)
to give sb his cue (Teat) dar el pie or la entrada a algn; (Mús) dar a algn su entrada; that gave me my cue eso me sirvió de indicación; to come in on cue entrar en el momento justo; then, right on cue for the photographers, she threw him a kiss entonces, en el momento justo para los fotógrafos, ella le lanzó un beso
to take one's cue from sb seguir el ejemplo de algn
modifier
cue ball (n) (Billiards) bola (f) jugadora; (Snooker) bola (f) blanca
cue card (n) letrero (m) apuntando lo que se ha de decir; (apuntando lo que se ha de decir)
It turned out presidential staff were so worried about Quayle making mistakes in his speech, they had written out cue cards
cue word (n) palabra (f) clave
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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