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Cute appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Cute, kind, jovial, foxy physique, amazing beauty? Wowser! (45 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective cute:


The word cute is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective cute

What does cute mean as an attribute of a noun?

Cute is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: cuter | cutest

  1. attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
    • examples: a cute kid with pigtails | a cute little apartment
    • synonym of cute: cunning
    • similar: attractive
  2. obviously contrived to charm
    • example: a child with intolerably cute mannerisms
    • synonym of cute: precious
    • similar: artful

Alternative definition of the adjective cute


  1. Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.
  2. Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
  3. Affected or contrived to charm; mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.
  4. Mentally keen or discerning; clever; shrewd; see [term, acute].


  1. Cute a.k.a. ℃-ute: Cute, stylized as ℃-ute, is a Japanese girl group, consisting of five members.
  2. Cute is a teenage girl band from Malta consisting of Salaia Gerada, Trisha Smith, Paulanne Farrugia, Celaine Borg, and Marzia Farrugia. The group participated for Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007, in Rotterdam, Netherlands with their song Music. They performed fourteenth in the contest, preceding Greece, and succeeding Sweden. They finished in 12th place scoring 37 points overall.

There are other groups with in their name, like The Cute Lepers and Cute is What We Aim For.


  1. "Cute" is the fourth studio album by Japanese recording artist Arisa Mizuki, released through Nippon Columbia on July 21, 1995. It is predominately a pop music album. Cute was released only seventh months after Arisa III: Look and is Mizuki's last studio album to be released under Nippon Columbia. The album produced two singles, "Anata no Sedai e Kuchizuke o", written and produced by Tetsuya Komuro, and "Dakishimete!." Both singles debuted within the top twenty, with "Anata no Sedai e Kuchizuke o" becoming Mizuki's last single to break the top ten. Despite not being released as a single, track seven, "Kagayaite Ite," was used as theme song for the NHK television and radio program Minna no Uta throughout June and July 1995.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Cute" is a musical album of Count Basie.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Cute" is a musical album of Hazel Nuts Chocolate.
    • released on (9 years ago)


  1. Cute a.k.a. Cutearoo is a blog, website.
  2. cutE is a gene.
  3. Cute a.k.a. lnt is a gene.

Phrases with Cute

  1. Cute Hoor
  2. Cute Hoorism
  3. Cute As a Button
  4. Cute As a Bug's Ear

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cute

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Google previewEskimo (Inuktitut) Dictionary (2005)

Eskimo-English, English-Eskimo by Arthur Thibert

cute, agreeable, nice; nutaranuar, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Design (2016)

by Jonathan Woodham

Cute A powerful Japanese cultural phenomenon, Cute (or 'Kawaii', meaning childlike) first emerged in the 1970s and was characterized by a playful aesthetic, often in shades of cherry-blossom pink, that was marketed by many manufacturers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques (2009)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Henry 272 Cute as a Button — Tami Henry 3 • Adhesive — Hermafix Dad — Cody Winchester 254 Dad for Our Kids, A— Judith Velasco 270 • Diecut Letters — Dayco • Leaves — Au Naturale • Tags — Tags Galore Daddy at Work — Melissa ...

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Quotes about Cute

I think the main reason a lot of child stars don't make it is that it's hard to see someone as cute and then all of a sudden see them as having more depth. I guess I was just lucky that, when I was little, nobody thought I was that cute. (Christina Ricci)
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Scrabble value of C3U1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CUTE

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  • TECU

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