Pronunciation: (kyOOt),[key] —adj.,cut•er, cut•est, —adv., n.
—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. Informal.in a cute, charming, or amusing way; cutely: In this type of movie the boy and girl always meet cute.
—n. the cutes,Informal.self-consciously cute mannerisms or appeal; affected coyness: The young actress has a bad case of the cutes.