How do you pronounce the word "queue"?

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I have heard many different pronunciations....but does it say it in any dictionarys? Thanks!!!!!
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(kyū)

or cue

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  • yancychipper answered 7 years ago
    You pronounce it - Q. Just like the letter name.

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    queue[1,noun]queue[2,verb]jump[1,verb]

    Main Entry: 1queue
    Pronunciation: 'kyü
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French, literally, tail, from Old French cue, coe, Latin cauda, coda
    1 : a braid of hair usually worn hanging at the back of the head
    2 : a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles
    3 a : a sequence of messages or jobs held in temporary storage awaiting transmission or processing b : a data structure that consists of a list of records such that records are added at one end and removed from the other

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    there are many good on-line dictionaries. Just type in "on line dictionary" in your search bar.
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  • Experto Credo answered 7 years ago
    Q.

    That's it
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  • Bad Kitty! answered 7 years ago
    I've never heard it pronounced any other way than "Q."
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  • um...YEAH! answered 7 years ago
    cue
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  • moontrikle answered 7 years ago
    "Cue" like cute, without the t

    It means, roughly, to rack up or line up
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  • MadameZ answered 7 years ago
    Cue (as in a cue stick) ... I have heard many a British person tell me to queue up (cue up)....

    The French pronunciation is keuh .... as in faire la queue

    Merriam Webster says:

    Main Entry: 1queue
    Pronunciation: 'kyü
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French, literally, tail, from Old French cue, coe, Latin cauda, coda
    1 : a braid of hair usually worn hanging at the back of the head
    2 : a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles
    3 a : a sequence of messages or jobs held in temporary storage awaiting transmission or processing b : a data structure that consists of a list of records such that records are added at one end and removed from the other

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  • Resident Heretic answered 7 years ago
    kew.
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  • My sweet & labyrinthine. answered 7 years ago
    i thougt it was pronouced "kew".
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  • hoja answered 7 years ago
    q
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  • freestyle_041 answered 7 years ago
    pronounced like cue....from snooker
    or from barbecue....same sound with queue
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  • jprentice3 answered 7 years ago
    CUE, like ice cube without the ba'. Or clue without the "L"
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  • cantwaittillthefuture answered 7 years ago
    this is how I pronounce it: qiew
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