In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Music entrada feminineTheatre pie masculine(word/phrase) (before noun) (invariable adjective) clavethat's your cue to show what you can do — ese es el momento de demostrar de lo que eres capaz
- to give sb her/his cue — darle el pie a algn
- to miss one's cue — no salir a escena en el momento debido
transitive verbcues, cued, cuing
1(actor) darle el pie a(musician) darle la entrada acue camera one! — ¡cámara uno, acción!
- Ok I embellish but that's my interpretation when she cues the violins.
- Like laugh tracks, they cue our emotional responses, but they also disguise their coerciveness by making us feel included.
- A group of teenagers have taken it upon themselves to cue a new snooker hall for the people of the town.
- But when he goes down to the valley, it's the same two sentences in Spanish, and then they cue the mariachis.
- A slicker actor would have cued revulsion in children, but here the icky inevitability of movie clinches had been thwarted.
- Note the telling musical score, anticipating events, cueing the audience as to when to be scared, assuming we cannot figure that out ourselves.
- A tinny soundtrack is used to cue the arrival of dramatic tension - a job that is better left to performers.
- When cued by the end of a song or solo, the room would erupt into enthusiastic applause and ‘woos,’ not to mention the standing ovations that brought both concerts to an end.
- Our vast inside sources cued us in about this extraordinary gentleman.
- 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.
- So, not content with reducing my audience to laughter with my first attempt, I cued the musicians to start over.
- As the game shifts in tone from the humorous to the dark and back again, this production feels compelled to cue the audience with an almost comic earnestness.
- He won't speak to the press unless an overture of fanned notes cues him.
- In the earlier days, I wanted the music to cue you almost like a curtain.
- Unity was the message; cue loud applause from almost the entire room.
- Some lines in his movies sound as if they were written to cue his reactions, and they are the more memorable for that.
- The cast is great, but everything is so cued, signed, and anticipated that the movie makes me sick at times.
- On set, instead of saying ‘Action’, he cued his actors by firing a gun.
- The musicians sit scattered at both ends of the stage, warming up for an improv exercise in which they cue dancers to stop dancing by quickly interrupting their movement with music.
1(in snooker, billiards)taco masculine
transitive verbcues, cued, cuing
1(in snooker, billiards)(ball) embocar
- ‘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.
- And the three times Regal Masters champion was soon cueing superbly.
- It gives me time get back to the way I was cueing before Sheffield.
- The Welshman just about deserved to edge ahead after cueing so well in the early stages of the match, although his game dipped after the interval.
- I am cueing well, but every now and then I make an unbelievable howler.
- ‘Stephen deserved to win it - he was cueing beautifully and produced his best form when it mattered,’ said the six-times champion.
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