Meaning of cute

cute

Pronunciation: (kyt), [key]
— adj., adv., n. cut•er, cut•est,
—adj.
  1. attractive, esp. in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty: a cute child; a cute little apartment.
  2. affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious: The child has acquired some intolerably cute mannerisms.
  3. mentally keen; clever; shrewd.
—adv.
  1. in a cute, charming, or amusing way; cutely: In this type of movie the boy and girl always meet cute.
—n.
  1. self-consciously cute mannerisms or appeal; affected coyness: The young actress has a bad case of the cutes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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