Translation of "cue" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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cuenoun [ C ]

uk /kjuː/ us /kjuː/

cue noun [ C ] (SIGNAL)

a word or action in a play or film that is used as a signal by a performer to begin saying or doing something


a signal for someone to do something

[ + to infinitive ] They started washing up, so that was our cue to leave the party. 他們開始洗刷碗碟了,這就是暗示我們該離開派對了。
on cue

If something happens on cue, it happens just after someone has said or thought it would happen.

I was just wondering where Sarah was, when, right on cue, she came in. 我正奇怪薩拉去哪了,恰在這時,她就進來了。
take your cue from sb

to take notice of someone's words or behaviour so that you know what you should do

She watched his lips carefully and took her cue from him. 她緊盯著他的嘴唇,照他的吩咐行事。

cue noun [ C ] (STICK)

a long, thin wooden pole with a small piece of leather at one end, used for hitting the ball in games such as billiards or snooker


cueverb [ T ]

uk /kjuː/ us /kjuː/ present participle cueing, past tense and past participle cued also cue in

to give someone a signal to do something

With a nod of his head, the drummer cued the lead singer in. 鼓手點了一下頭,給領唱作了個暗示。

(Translation of “cue” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)