Definition of on cue
- She arrived right on cue as we were talking about her.
- As if on cue, the entire group burst into laughter.
: the letter q
: a signal (such as a word, phrase, or bit of stage business) to a performer to begin a specific speech or action
: something serving a comparable purpose : hint
: a feature indicating the nature of something perceived
: to give a cue to : prompt
: to insert into a continuous performance
: a leather-tipped tapering rod for striking the cue ball (as in billiards and pool)
: a long-handled instrument with a concave head for shoving disks in shuffleboard
: to strike with a cue
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