cue card

noun

Definition of cue card

:a large card that can be seen by someone (such as an actor) who is performing or speaking on a stage or on television and that shows the words that the person is supposed to say

Word by Word Definitions

cue play
  1. : the letter q

  1. : a signal (such as a word, phrase, or bit of stage business) to a performer to begin a specific speech or action

  2. : something serving a comparable purpose : hint

  3. : a feature indicating the nature of something perceived

  1. : to give a cue to : prompt

  2. : to insert into a continuous performance

  1. : a leather-tipped tapering rod for striking the cue ball (as in billiards and pool)

  2. : a long-handled instrument with a concave head for shoving disks in shuffleboard

  3. : queue

  1. : queue

  2. : to strike with a cue

  3. : queue

card play
  1. : to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning

  1. : an instrument or machine for carding fibers that consists usually of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back

  2. : an implement for raising a nap on cloth

  1. : playing card

  2. : a game played with cards

  3. : card playing

  1. : to place or fasten on or by means of a card

  2. : to provide with a card

  3. : to list or record on a card


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