Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
Ellen Barkin

Meaning of "cute" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CUTE

(Clever): shortened from acute.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF CUTE

cute  [kjuːt] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cute is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cute

Cuteness

Cuteness is a subjective term describing a type of attractiveness commonly associated with youth and appearance, as well as a scientific concept and analytical model in ethology, first introduced by Konrad Lorenz. Lorenz proposed the concept of baby schema, a set of facial and body features, that make a creature appear "cute" and activate in others the motivation to care for it. Cuteness may be ascribed to people as well as things that are regarded as attractive or charming.

Definition of cute in the English dictionary

The first definition of cute in the dictionary is appealing or attractive, esp in a pretty way. Other definition of cute is sexually attractive. Cute is also affecting cleverness or prettiness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CUTE


acute
əˈkjuːt
attribute
əˈtrɪbjuːt
butte
bjuːt
commute
kəˈmjuːt
compute
kəmˈpjuːt
constitute
ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt
contribute
kənˈtrɪbjuːt
dispute
dɪˈspjuːt
distribute
dɪˈstrɪbjuːt
execute
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːt
hirsute
ˈhɜːsjuːt
institute
ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt
mute
mjuːt
prostitute
ˈprɒstɪˌtjuːt
pursuit
pəˈsjuːt
repute
rɪˈpjuːt
statute
ˈstætjuːt
substitute
ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt
tribute
ˈtrɪbjuːt
ute
juːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CUTE

cutaway coat
cutback
cutbank
cutch
cutcha
cutcheries
cutcherries
cutcherry
cutchery
cutdown
cutely
cuteness
cutes
cutesier
cutesiest
cutesy
cutey
cutgrass
Cuthbert
cuticle

WORDS THAT END LIKE CUTE

absolute
astute
autoroute
brute
bute
chute
dilute
en route
flute
jute
last-minute
lute
minute
parachute
prosecute
redistribute
route
salute
up to the minute
up-to-the-minute

Synonyms and antonyms of cute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cute

Translation of «cute» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF CUTE

Find out the translation of cute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可爱的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mono
570 millions of speakers

English

cute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्यारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَذَّاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

милый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encantador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চতুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mignon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Comel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

niedlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

かわいい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

귀여운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đáng yêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழகான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुंदर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sevimli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ładny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

милий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drăguț
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαριτωμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oulike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gullig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

søt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cute

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CUTE»

The term «cute» is very widely used and occupies the 1.881 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
98
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «cute» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of cute
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «cute».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CUTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cute» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cute» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cute

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cute.
1
Steve Albini
I hate 'foodie' because it's cute, like pretty much all diminutives associated with eating. 'Veggies,' 'sammies,' 'parm.' I eat food, and I cook it: it's for eating, preferably with friends, and I don't make a fetish out of it.
2
Nicole Anderson
I have gone to Niagara-on-the-Lake. You know, Niagara Falls in Canada. It's this cute little quaint town, and it's just warm, and everyone is so nice.
3
Ellen Barkin
You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.
4
Camilla Belle
Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style. I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.
5
Billy Al Bengston
I never do the cute thing with animals; they are interesting shapes. I just use their profile. Because German shepherds are so easily recognizable, they would fall outside my purview.
6
H. Jon Benjamin
Cute girls and burgers. What more can you ask for? That's why we live in America.
7
Alana Blanchard
I like looking cute. So I want to look cute in the water.
8
Lindy Booth
I love running dresses! I need to make working out as enjoyable as possible, and a cute outfit is definitely part of that.
9
Jessica Capshaw
As cute as baby clothes are... I try to buy less.
10
Alexandra Chando
I have a girl crush on Rachel Bilson. She's so cute, I just want to put her in my pocket. I love her style, and I'm fascinated by everything she wears, and I think she's a really sweet and kind person. She's cute. I like her.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CUTE»

Discover the use of cute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cute
What will a cute rabbit do to change his "cute" image?
Lida Dijkstra, 2007
2
The Cute Book
Provides instructions for making different kinds of felt dolls, including monkeys, frogs, and aliens.
Aranzi Aronzo, 2007
3
Cute!
Humorous and written in a kid-friendly style, Cute! even reveals how pink was once considered a “boy color.” As for the puppy vs. the bunny, a cuteness rating chart at the end of the book lets girls come up with their own answers!
Bart King, 2011
4
Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic: The Aesthetics of Consumerism
First time in paperback: "An exhilarating collection by a brilliant writer . . . a penetrating observer of things so familiar that they're in danger of not being noticed."-Steven Millhauser
Daniel Harris, 2001
5
Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute
Offers step-by-step instructions for making fourteen projects, from a simple crocheted carrot to an intricate doll with clothes and shoes.
Elisabeth A. Doherty, 2007
6
Anna and the French Kiss
" - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series “Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and très bien boy.” —MTV.com "Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book.
Stephanie Perkins, 2010
7
Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More!
Attack of the Cute! Creepy Cute Crochet features more than 20 unique patterns for totally loveable zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself.
Christen Haden, 2013
8
F U, Penguin: Telling Cute Animals What's What
Loaded with color photographs and hilarious commentary, this book will have you laughing out loud while it simultaneously saves you from the tragic fate of tossing yarn with big-eyed kittens and bottle-nursing baby pandas forever. ...
Matthew Gasteier, 2010
9
So Cute You Could Die!: Puppies, Kitties, Bunnies Galore!
A gallery of unbelievable cuteness!
Jennie Summers, 2007
10
Drop Dead Cute: 30 Postcard from the New Generation of Women ...
This postcard collection features cutting-edge art from ten Japanese female artists. Postcard Book cover art 2003 Chinatsu Ban/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Coutesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.
Ivan Vartanian, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cute is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Here's Andy Murray getting mobbed by some incredibly cute police …
We've seen a lot of Andy Murray's smile recently – or at least more than we're used to – but if anyone still doesn't quite believe he's capable of ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
2
Cute cat 'speaks' to his pal and tell it to 'come on' in this hilarious video
This is the moment a cute kitty looks like he is telling his friend to "come on" as the pair have a long conversation. The cats are exchanging ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Cute new chick makes zoo debut
The Woodland Park Zoo's baby hooded crane chick, just 2 weeks old Tuesday, strolls with its 21-year-old foster mother. (The zoo's ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
4
Animal Aid calendar photo competition on the lookout for cute pets
Animal Aid calendar photo competition on the lookout for cute pets. by: Zoe Powell; From: Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader; July 09, 2015 12: ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
5
US Army to cute 40000 troops in lowest active soldiers number since …
Plans to cut 40,000 troops from the U.S. Army over the next two years will result in the lowest number of active soldiers since before America ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
14 Insanely Cute Food Art Creations To Make This Summer
Looking for fun kid-friendly summer activities? Try out these insanely cute, healthy, and surprisingly easy food art ideas that every kid will love ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
7
Meow! Handsome Fellows Pose With Cute Pets To Raise Adoption …
It was hard work, picking the models for this year's Tails of NYC RescueMen calendar -- which features 12 fetching Big Apple animal lovers ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
No One Will Buy This Cute Little House in Cute 'Penis Vagina' Village
So why won't anyone buy this cute little two-bedroom? It's 2198 square meters, only 422,000 kronor—$61,000—and it's located in the adorable ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
9
'Nach Baliye 7' Couple Upen Patel and Karishma Tanna's Cute
More often than not it's the fans who go to great lengths to catch a glimpse of their favourite star, but the tables have turned this time. "Nach ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
10
Kien is so cute!
Meet Kien, a flexible sound system that is making waves for being quite affordable. A project by three enterprising people – two Dutch brothers ... «Yanko Design - Form Beyond Function, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cute [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cute>. Sep 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z